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R v. Mood, N.S.J. No. 59 (N.S.C.A.)

In Fish Cases, Forfeiture, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a fisherman convicted under section 13(1) (c) of the Atlantic Fishing Regulations of permitting his crew to haul previously set lobster traps without him (the licence holder) being aboard the vessel. Upon sentencing, the trial judge refused to apply the mandatory forfeiture provisions of section 72(1) of the Fisheries Act to the proceeds of sale of the …

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