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 …Full Summary
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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 …Full Summary