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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Native Citizens Fisheries Ltd. v. James Walkus Fishing Co., 2001 BCCA 719

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This case involved a dispute over whether or not a right of first refusal to lease two roe herring seine licences was properly exercised. After reviewing a great deal of evidence and some related issues such as res Judicata, mistake of law, and misrepresentation, the court ruled that the rights of first refusal had been properly exercised. Counsel for the …

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