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CERMAQ FINED $500,000 FOR THEIR 2017 DIESEL SPILL AT B.C. SALMON FARM

As if sea lice, disease, feces, and escapes of net-pen salmon don't pose enough environmental hazards - add DIESEL spills to the list.


Crown prosecutors had asked for a $1.4 million fine for Cermaq. However, Judge Catherine Crockett chose to slash that recommended amount by nearly two-thirds, writing that there was no proven harm to wildlife and Cermaq has accepted full responsibility.


All the fish on site were eventually processed and sold.

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