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R v. Perry, [2002] N.J. No. 97 (Nfld. S.C.)

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved the Captain of a U.S. flagged fishing vessel who was charged under s. 4(2) of the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act with illegally fishing on a portion of the continental shelf beyond the limits of Canadian fisheries waters. On a pre-trial application, the fisherman argued that the Crown could not rely upon vague and uncertain statutory provisions to …

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