This case was a summary conviction appeal involving an east coast halibut fisherman who was charged with exceeding the cod by-catch provisions as set out in his fishing licence. His licence provided that if a fisherman exceeds the 30 per cent by-catch level in any fishing trip, then on any subsequent fishing trip if he exceeds the 30 per cent …Full Summary
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R v. Harris, 1997 CanLII 990
This case involved a charge against a fisher for failing to comply with a term of his fishing licence, namely exceeding the amount of by catch of Hake as allowed by his licence. At trial he gave evidence that he relied upon an experienced crew member to follow his instructions. The crew member had been doing the job properly for …Full Summary