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Fisheries Act

Version of section 72 from 2019-06-21 to 2020-11-02:


Marginal note:Forfeiture of things

  •  (1) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this Act, the court may, in addition to any punishment imposed, order that any thing seized under this Act by means of or in relation to which the offence was committed, or any proceeds realized from its disposition, be forfeited to Her Majesty.

  • Marginal note:Forfeiture of fish

    (2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this Act that relates to fish seized pursuant to paragraph 51(a), the court shall, in addition to any punishment imposed, order that the fish, or any proceeds realized from its disposition, be forfeited to Her Majesty.

  • Marginal note:Forfeiture of fish — other cases

    (3) If a person is charged with an offence under this Act that relates to fish seized under paragraph 51(a) and the person is acquitted or discharged absolutely or conditionally, or the court orders a stay of the proceedings but it is proved that the fish was caught, possessed, sold, purchased, traded, bartered, imported or exported in contravention of this Act or the regulations, the court may order that the fish, or any proceeds realized from its disposition, be forfeited to Her Majesty.

  • Marginal note:Forfeiture where ownership not ascertainable

    (4) Where the ownership of any fish or other thing seized under this Act cannot be ascertained at the time of the seizure, the fish or thing is thereupon forfeited to Her Majesty.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-14, s. 72
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 96
  • 1991, c. 1, s. 21
  • 2019, c. 14, s. 43
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