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R v. Feltham, No. G-127 (NFLD. S.C.) (Easton J.)

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This was a summary conviction appeal of an acquittal of a charge of unlawfully fishing with a purse seine. The main issue of the case was whether the accused was fishing with a bar seine for which he held a valid licence, or a purse seine for which he did not. Given the fact that the definition of purse seine …

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