Coastal Fisheries Protection Act
Marginal note:Proof of offence by a fishing vessel of a participating state
18.01 (1) In a prosecution of a fishing vessel of a participating state or a state that is party to a treaty or arrangement described in paragraph 6(f) or of a fishing vessel without nationality for an offence under this Act, it is sufficient proof of the offence to establish that it was committed by a person on board the vessel, whether or not the person is identified or has been prosecuted for the offence.
Marginal note:Appearance of vessel
(2) A fishing vessel on which a summons is served must appear by counsel or agent.
Marginal note:Trial if vessel does not appear
(3) If a fishing vessel does not appear, the court may, on proof of service of the summons, proceed with the trial in the absence of the vessel.
Marginal note:Proceedings on indictment
(4) For greater certainty, subsection (3) applies in respect of a trial on an indictment.
- 1999, c. 19, s. 11
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