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  • Update on the MV Marathassa

    You’ll recall that in November, 2018 the British Columbia Provincial Court decided that the MV “Marathassa” was not guilty of charges under section 125(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), which prohibits the unauthorized disposal of a substance at sea (see my previous post here:  … Read more »

  • Still No Free-Market for NWT Fisherman

    The Northwest Territories is a strange place to be a commercial fisherman. The following example summarizes the absurdity – if you catch a fish you are prohibited from selling it to anyone outside of the NWT. Instead, you are required to either sell it to the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, a … Read more »

  • Ship Source Oil Pollution Fund Wins Summary Judgement Motion Against Tracey Dodds

    For those of you who’ve been following the saga of the Farley Mowatt, the former Sea Shepard Society boat that was abandoned in Shelburne, NS, here’s a bit of news for you. On February 4, the Federal Court ordered the ship’s owner, Tracey Dodds, to pay $839,863.02 to the Ship Source Oil Pollution Fu … Read more »

  • Cannabis & Maritime Labour

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  • New Case: What happens if you sell a vessel and forget to cancel the registration?

    The Federal Court issued an interesting decision last week involving the sale of a barge, failure of the parties to the sale to notify the Canadian Register of Vessels, and a subsequent oil pollution incident (Canada (Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund) v. Dr. Jim Halvorson Medical Services Ltd., 2019 F … Read more »

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