In a prosecution under the Fisheries Act for fishing in U.S. waters, the Crown neglected to enter a document entitled “vessel licence” (presumably a Department of Transport licence). As a result, the court acquitted the accused on the basis of a failure of the Crown to prove that the fishing vessel was subject to the jurisdiction of Canada. In making …Full Summary
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