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R v. Harding, 1997 CanLII 14641

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved the issue of whether or not the definition of "angling" in the Newfoundland Fishery Regulations was mutually exclusive of the definition of "foul hooking or jigging in the same regulations". The Trial Judge and the first level of appeal held that they were mutually exclusive and acquitted the accused because he was in possession of a fish …

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