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Lobster captains may be liable for bait infractions by crews, says lawyer

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 11:20 AM | By Terry Davidson

Maritime fishing skippers must be aware they could be held responsible for regulation infractions by their crew members, says a lawyer after a lobster captain was pinched for illegally using female crabs as bait.

At the centre of the July 19 Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal decision in Griffin v. R. 2018 PECA 21 sat Kenneth Griffin, a licensed lobster fisherman convicted of using female rock crabs as bait, thus breaking rules laid out in the Atlantic Fisheries Regulations and the Fisheries Act.

On Aug....