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The Right of Fishing

By Ralph W. Aigler


While the man engaged in fishing is ordinarily more concerned with the supply of fish and their susceptibility than with his right to be doing what he is, not infrequently the latter question is thrust upon his attention. Popular notions on this matter are not to be relied upon. In country life a multitude of acts are habitually committed that are technically trespasses. Persons walk, catch fish, pick berries, and gather nuts in alieno solo, without strict right. Good natured owners tolerate these practices until they become annoying or injurious, and then put a stop to them, ADAMS, J., in Albright v. Cortright, 64 N. J. L. 330

Topics: Fish, Property, Navigable waters, Trespasses, State courts, Fishing, Natural Resources Law, Property Law and Real Estate
Publisher: University of Michigan Law School Scholarship Repository
Year: 1917
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