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R v. Skinner, 1997 CanLII 14697

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a vessel fishing for cod by Otter Trawl. The evidence was that the vessel had caught 60,000 lbs. of cod in a open area, but could only take 25,000 lbs. into its tanks at a time. While the first 25,000 lbs. was being processed, the cod end of the net was put back into the water to …

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