Atlantic Salmon Federation Files Appeal to Stop Grieg's $250 Million Farmed Salmon Project in NL
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CBC News] by Daniel MacEachem - March 6, 2017
A quarter-billion-dollar aquaculture project in Placentia Bay is facing another legal challenge — one that could send it back to square one.
The Atlantic Salmon Federation, a New Brunswick-based salmon conservation group, has appealed the July decision by the Newfoundland and Labrador government to release Grieg NL's planned salmon hatchery from further environmental assessment.
In court documents filed Feb. 17, the federation says the project application didn't include its on-land processing facility, and argues then-Environment and Climate Change Minister Perry Trimper shouldn't have released the $250-million project — in which the government is considering investing $45 million — without an environmental impact statement...
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