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R v. Rideout, 2005 NSCA 1222

In Fish Cases, Forfeiture, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a snow crab fisherman who was convicted of fishing out of his licenced area. In awarding a fine of $4,000, but refusing to order forfeiture of the catch valued at $35,362, the trial court relied upon the following mitigating factors: (1) Although the accused’s belief that he was fishing in his area was not reasonable it was …

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