Decision ID: 001342

In May 2002 the 1971 Fund Administrative Council noted that in December 2001 the Sunchon District Court had rendered judgements in respect of claims for caged fish culture and shellfish culture. It was noted that the Court had held that the oil and/or the dispersant used to treat the oil had resulted in mortality of fish and shellfish, whereas the Fund had argued that the only losses suffered were property damage to fish cages and additional operating costs due to business interruption in respect of both caged fish culture and shellfish culture. The Council endorsed the Director’s decision to appeal against the judgement.

Date: 31.03.2002
Categories: Legal actions, Pure economic loss (fisheries and mariculture), Property damage
Subjects: Judgements in respect of claims for property damage and consequential economic loss, Loss of income from mariculture due to business interruption as a result of oil pollution, Contamination of farmed fish and shellfish