Decision ID: 000357

In May 1994 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee considered a claim by a company (Kinloch Damph) supplying smolt from its installation on mainland Scotland for loss of profit through its being unable to fulfil a contract to introduce smolt into the cages of a salmon farm in the exclusion zone on Shetland Island imposed by the United Kingdom Government. The Committee rejected the claim on the grounds that the claimant’s activities did not form an integral part of the economy of the area affected by the contamination.

Date: 30.04.1994
Category: Pure economic loss (fisheries and mariculture)
Subjects: Admissibility criteria, Link of causation between the loss and the contamination