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By 23 February, 2017Fishing

M –v- QFS

This Fisherman wanted an RQ Symbol, but missed the 500 kg cut off in a particular year.

We reviewed the log book history and found an entry that could have been 15.2kg, or perhaps 152kg.

QFS argued that it was 15.2 and that the decimal point was clear. However, the Tribunal accepted our Submission that there was some doubt, and any doubt had to be interpreted to benefit the fisherman. The Tribunal accepted the entry was possibly 152, and that once the possibility existed, QFS were obligated to accept the entry as 152 kg. An RQ Symbol was granted.

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