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.

Readers are urged to consult CanLii for updates to the cases digested on this site.

Her Majesty the Queen v. . 100193 P.E.I. Inc. et al., 2016 FCA 280

In Fish Cases, Fisheries Practice, Judicial Review/Crown Liability on (Updated )

This was an appeal and cross appeal from a decision of the Federal Court (2015 FC 932) allowing in part the Appellant/Defendant’s motion for summary judgement to dismiss the Respondent/Plaintiffs’ claims. In their action, the Plaintiffs’ claim included the following: 1) Expropriation without compensation; 2) Breach of contract; 3) Unjust enrichment; and 4) Misfeasance of Public office. The motions Court …

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Capilano Fishing Ltd. v. Qualicum Producer (The), 2001 BCCA 244

In Fish Cases, Fisheries Practice, Torts on (Updated )

This was a net damage case involving a claim for damages incurred by a vessel when its net was fouled by another vessel during a very short opening in the 1997 herring seine fishery. The issues raised by this case included the following: 1)Recovery for contractual relational economic loss; 2)Limitation of Liability; 3)Restitution for unjust enrichment with an accounting of …

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Ed Wahl Boat Builders and Repairs Ltd. v. Holm, 2000 CanLII 15889 (FC)

In Admiralty Practice, Pleadings on (Updated )

This was an application to strike out a paragraph of the Statement of Claim pleading a claim for unjust enrichment in the alternative to a main claim for breach of contract for the building of a boat. The Court allowed the application and struck out the offending paragraph on the basis that facts in support of the claim for unjust …

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