Decision ID: 000396

In October 1994 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee considered a claim from a company operating a salmon farm outside the exclusion zone which had delayed harvesting its 1991 stock due to depressed prices as a result of the incident and had consequently had to purchase new cages in order to introduce its 1993 intake of smolt. The claim was for the costs of the new equipment and for additional costs associated with holding the fish for longer than planned. The Committee rejected the claim on the grounds that the alleged damage could not be considered as caused by contamination, but was a result of the claimant’s decision to delay harvesting.

Date: 30.09.1994
Category: Pure economic loss (fisheries and mariculture)
Subjects: Admissibility criteria, Link of causation between the loss and the contamination