B.C. Supreme Court grants injunction to Marine Harvest
December 22, 2017 – Vancouver, B.C.
Today, a British Columbian Supreme Court granted Marine Harvest Canada an injunction against the actions of several named and unnamed activists at its salmon farms located east of Port McNeill.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Voith’s reasons for judgement can be read here.
Marine Harvest’s application for an injunction came after repeated efforts to seek dialogue with protesters for a safe and peaceful resolution, and after multiple requests that activists not enter the private worksite.
“We had sought this injunction after many months of protest activity and numerous failed attempts to begin dialogue with protest organizers. Our staff must be able to work in a safe environment, free of harassment and intimidation,” says Vincent Erenst, Marine Harvest Canada’s managing director.
The company is pleased that the courts recognize the company’s legal right to operate without harm, and that its staff may work free of harassment, threats, and intimidation.