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: 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. Vinh Van Vuong, Delta Prov. Ct. No. 24988

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

The accused was charged with failing to return undersized crabs to the water " forthwith" . Because the crew were busy hauling traps off of the ground line, undersized crabs remained out of water for periods of 5 to 30 minutes before being measured and returned. The Court reviewed some of the definitions of " forthwith" and concluded that the …

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R v. Roy, N.S.J. No. 135;C642720;C642719

In Due Diligence, Fish Cases, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a charge of possession of undersize lobsters. After the lobsters were seized, they were put in a bucket and carried by a fisheries officer to his truck. He then put the lobsters in a bag and marked it with a black marker. The bag was put into a freezer where it was stored until the evening before …

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