Decision ID: 000351

In May 1994 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee shared the Director’s view that since fishing without a license was a criminal offence under United Kingdom law, claims could only be accepted from professional fishermen if they held a license, since the Fund should not pay compensation for the loss of proceeds from criminal activities. Some delegations, whilst agreeing with this position, questioned whether it would lead to inconsistency with the position taken by the Fund in accepting claims from unlicensed fishermen and shellfish gatherers in the Aegean Sea incident, since the admissibility of a claim should not, in their view, depend on the categorisation of the offence under national law, for example as a criminal offence or as a breach of administrative law.

Date: 30.04.1994
Category: Pure economic loss (fisheries and mariculture)
Subject: Loss of income of unlicensed fishermen and mariculturists