In this case the accused was charged under the British Columbia Sports Fishing Regulations with a number of offences including snagging, and not having a sport fishing licence. In the regulations, "sport fishing" was defined as " fishing for recreational purposes" . The accused was convicted at trial. He appealed on the grounds that it had not been proven he …Full Summary
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This case involved a number of charges against a fish harvester under the B.C. Sport Fishing Regulations. At trial, although it was established that the fish harvester had a fishing licence, the Crown did not lead evidence of whether it was a sports fishing licence, a food fishing licence or a commercial licence. The only evidence that was lead regarding …Full Summary