These summaries of recent Fisheries law cases are prepared by Brad Caldwell of Caldwell & Co.,  401-815 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2E6. Telephone (604) 689-8894,  E-mail: brad@marine-law.ca. Papers related to Fisheries law and additional groupings of Fisheries law cases by sub-topic can be obtained at the full version of the website.

Readers are urged to consult CanLii for updates to the cases digested on this site.

R v. Cassell, 2007 CanLII 6836

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This case involved a snow crab fisher who offloaded all but two trays of crab while a dockside observer was present. The remain two trays were retained for crew members to take home. Upon being confronted by a fisheries officer while the crab was still aboard the fishing vessel, the fisher was given a written warning that all fish had …

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R v. Shiner, 2007 NLCA 18

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This case involved one of several persons who were charged with selling blueback seal pelts caught in 1996. After a constitutional challenge in the Ward case, the matter was remitted back to trial. After the Crown had proven all of the elements of the offence beyond a reasonable doubt, the trial judge entered a stay of proceedings as a result …

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