BC Supreme Court grants injunction against activists

Liza Mayer
December 28, 2017
By
The unnamed defendants have made no effort to explain or justify the legality of their conduct, says judge
The unnamed defendants have made no effort to explain or justify the legality of their conduct, says judge
The BC Supreme Court has granted an injunction against a number of anti-fish farm activists who trespassed on Marine Harvest Canada (MHC)’s property in recent months.

MHC filed a request for injunction against the protesters who have been occupying the company’s Midsummer aquaculture site located near Port McNeill, BC after requests for them not to enter the farms were ignored and efforts for constructive dialogue failed.

Justice Peter Voith ruled the injunction was warranted because the protesters' actions interfered with MHC’s operations, prevented the harvest and removal of salmon from the facility, and included threatening behavior toward staff.

"As a result of these incidents Marine Harvest decided to defer the delivery of additional fish to the site with the result that for some months the site only operated at about 40 percent of its capacity," Voith wrote.

"The unnamed defendants have made no effort to explain or justify the legality of their conduct. The fact that they feel strongly about the underlying issues that they wish to address cannot justify their conduct."

Under the ruling, the RCMP can also remove people from the site if they ignore the injunction.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Subscription Centre

Most Popular

Latest Events

2019 Seafarmers Conference and Trade Show
Thu Jan 24, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
2019 Ohio Aquaculture Association Conference
Fri Jan 25, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
2019 Catfish Farmers of America Annual Convention
Thu Feb 21, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
AQUACULTURE 2019
Thu Mar 07, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
NC Aquaculture Development Conference
Thu Mar 28, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Aquaculture Canada 2019
Sun May 05, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.