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.

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R v. Murray, 2005 BCPC 511

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a charge of failing to have a revival tank operating as required by a condition of the vessel owner’s fishing licence. The primary defence was that s. 22(7) of the Fishery (General) Regulations requiring compliance with conditions of licences was both outside the scope of the regulation making power granted to the the Minister by Parliament and …

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R v. Francis, 2003 NSPC 20

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

This case involved charges against an aboriginal defendant from the Acadia First Nations for illegal fishing during a closed time for lobster near Savory Park in Digby County, Nova Scotia. At trial defences were raised based upon treaty rights, aboriginal rights and due diligence. With respect to treaty rights, since the defendant was not able to show that the Treaty …

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