Decision ID: 000707

In February 1997 the 1971 Fund Executive Committee considered a claim by two shellfish merchants who, in attempting to mitigate their losses, had supplied shellfish to a buyer in Spain who had failed to pay hem. The Committee, recalling a similar claim arising from the Braer incident, took the view that the losses, allegedly due to the customer not having paid for the shellfish, could not be considered as damage caused by contamination, but was a result of normal business risks. The Committee therefore decided to reject the claim.

Date: 30.09.1994
Category: Pure economic loss (fisheries and mariculture)
Subjects: Link of causation between the loss and the contamination, Admissibility criteria, Specific claims considered by the governing bodies