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: brad@marine-law.ca. 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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Donovan v. Canada (Attorney General), 2008 NLCA 8

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

This case involved three crab fishers who commenced three separate tort actions against the Crown for failure to renew crab licences. The application’s judge struck all three actions on the grounds that the causes of action involved challenges to ministerial decisions which were matters within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Court. Upon appeal, one appellant was successful and two …

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