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R v. Tibbo, 2009 CanLII 28877

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a charge of failing to comply with a licence condition requiring fish harvesters to return to the water any lobster that have previously been marked with a V notch so as to show that they are capable of spawning. At a pre-trial application, the licence conditions were challenged as (1) being ultra virus and (2) being so …

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