Below is the first part of an article by the Canadian Post on It reads…

VANCOUVER – More than 400 commercial fishermen in British Columbia have been given the go-ahead to sue the federal government as part of a class-action lawsuit sparked by a halibut-management strategy.

B.C. Supreme Court Judge Susan Griffin certified what she called a “novel” lawsuit, which was launched against Fisheries and Oceans Canada by fisherman Barry Burnell.

“To my knowledge to date there has been no authority awarding a fisher damages or restitution of fees paid by the fisher under one of these fisheries management schemes,” Griffin said in her written ruling, posted online Wednesday.


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