Salmon Farm Co. Pleads Guilty in Pesticide Case
May 2, 2013
Bangor Daily News: A Canadian firm that is a subsidiary of the largest aquaculture operator in Maine pleaded guilty Friday [April 26] in a Canadian courtroom to using illegal pesticides that killed hundreds of lobsters a little more than a mile from Maine’s border.
Cooke Aquaculture, based in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, agreed Friday to pay $100,000 in fines and an additional $400,000 in penalties that will fund environmental research and study at University of New Brunswick and restoration and enhancement of fish habitat in the Bay of Fundy region, according to Canadian court documents. The total amount, $500,000 in Canadian currency, is about $490,000 in U.S. currency.
For the court settlement statement from Cooke, CLICK HERE (pdf).
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