Waycobah men have fisheries charges stayed by Nova Scotia judge – CBC

Waycobah men have fisheries charges stayed by Nova Scotia judge – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 2016873 Views

Mar 09, 2016

Judge found fisheries officers who charged the men failed to properly consult with community

Two members of the Waycobah First Nation have had illegal fisheries charges against them stayed, even though the judge says the men clearly broke the rules.

Joseph James Martin and Victor Benjamin Googoo were each charged with breaching the conditions of their community’s Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences by jigging salmon on the Middle River in October 2007.

In a lengthy decision released Tuesday, Nova Scotia provincial court judge Peter Ross said the men “manipulated a large hook so as to indiscriminately pierce the salmon instead of luring the fish to take a hook into its mouth.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/waycobah-men-charges-stayed-1.3482167

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