Trespass charge filed against activists
September 23, 2016 – Vancouver B.C.
Today Marine Harvest filed a Notice of Civil Claim against Alexandra Morton and others for trespass and nuisance as a result of their unlawful boarding of the company’s facilities.
In August, 2016, Ms. Morton and others repeatedly entered upon Marine Harvest’s facilities without permission, refused to leave and refused to adhere to Marine Harvest’s biosecurity procedures. The defendants’ occupation of Marine Harvest’s facilities amounted to trespass and nuisance.
"Our company has always been willing to provide tours of our facilities to interested public, and share information with our First Nation partners, conservation organizations, academia and government," said Vincent Erenst, Managing Director, Marine Harvest Canada. "This said, we cannot stand by and allow individuals to ignore the law and trespass on our facilities."
Marine Harvest is the world’s leading salmon aquaculture company, with its Canadian head office located in Campbell River, B.C.