Injunction application not granted, company comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 23, 2018 – Vancouver, B.C.

Canada’s Federal Court has ruled in favour of Marine Harvest, not granting the ‘Namgis First Nation an injunction against the transfer of juvenile salmon to its Swanson Island salmon farm and allowing employees to continue working.

The Court’s Order and Reasons confirm Marine Harvest’s Swanson Island salmon farm has been operating for many years (28) under compliance with Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) requirement for transfers of fish during that period of time.

Mr. Justice Manson also noted that “Marine Harvest has maintained dialogue with the Applicant…requesting meetings to share data and production plans, stewardship, facility observations and collaborative research.”

The company will continue to seek engagement with the ‘Namgis First Nation to find collaborative solutions and a pathway forward. 

The Court’s Order and Reasons can be read HERE.

Read Marine Harvest’s previous release HERE.