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FISHING - Moratoriums and closures - Compensation schemes

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 8:33 AM  

Appeal by the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union from a judgment directing compensation to licensed scallop fishers in a representative action. In 2010, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans permitted Nalcor to install three subsea cables with protective rock berms in a scallop fishing zone. The project resulted in the permanent termination of scallop fishing activity within the zone. The closure affected 86 licensed scallop fishers, of which approximately nine to 12 were actively harvesting scallops in the area during the ten years predating...