Corner Brook fish-processing company fined for environmental violations

December 14, 2016 - St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador - Environment and Climate Change Canada

On December 12, 2016, Barry Group Inc. was ordered to pay, in St. John’s Provincial Court, a total of $200,000 in penalties for environmental violations that occurred at fish-processing facilities in Witless Bay and Port de Grave, Newfoundland and Labrador. The fines will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund (EDF), which is administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). In addition, the company’s name will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry as a result of this conviction.

The company was charged with contraventions of the disposal-at-sea provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). The charges stemmed from inspections carried out, in June 2015, by ECCC enforcement officers who revealed potential violations due to the manner in which workers were disposing of fish-processing waste.

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