Seafood giant Clearwater convicted of 'gross violation' in lobster fishery
Source CBC News
Canadian seafood giant Clearwater was convicted of "gross
violation" of fisheries regulations last fall after senior management
ignored federal government warnings to change the way the company
conducts its monopoly offshore lobster fishery, CBC News has learned.
decision to prosecute North America's largest shellfish producer
occurred amid a lengthy and still ongoing lobby effort by Clearwater to
change the rule it broke: a Canadian requirement that fishing gear at
sea must be tended every 72 hours.
Clearwater company CS ManPar
was convicted for storing 3,800 lobster traps on the ocean bottom off
the Nova Scotia coast for upward of two months in the fall of 2017 — for
17 consecutive days on one occasion, 31 consecutive days on another.