LAWS 2020 ‑ Fisheries Law


This seminar is designed to acquaint students with the public and private law aspects of fishing and fishery management in Canada. While the central focus is on law and the regulatory framework, questions of policy frequently arise for discussion. The course is taught by a combination of questioning, lectures and guest speakers. Problems unique to fisheries regulation and methods of fishery management will be discussed to set the context in which the law operates. International considerations, constitutional problems, fisheries legislation, aboriginal rights, the interplay between private rights and public rights, and problems of enforcement and environmental protection are central topics.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: Two written assignments, a presentation and class participation.
Restrictions: None.