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. Patey, 2007 CanLII 30748

In Constitutional Cases, Fish Cases on (Updated )

The case involved a sports fisher, fishing in Newfoundland inland waters who was charged with failing to affix a salmon tag to his fish a required by the provincial Wild Life Regulations. In defence, he challenged the constitutional validity of the provincial legislation. The Federal Crown did not intervene. After reviewing the jurisprudence, the court concluded that the Province and …

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