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. William David Sam, (Port Alberni Registry No. 17874) (B.C.S.C.)

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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 …

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R v. Donnell, 2009 BCSC 1193

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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 …

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