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R v. Haines et al., Prov. Ct. File No. 22340/22576C

In Aboriginal Rights/Defences, Fish Cases on (Updated )

This case involved charges against of what is commonly called dual fishing. That is, fishing at the same time under the authority of both a commercial halibut licence and an aboriginal food fishing licence. Up until 1999, commercial by-catch of fish in excess of that allowed, could be relinquished to the Crown without penalty. At the same time, commercial aboriginal …

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