Two groups trying to have a government decision on Grieg Aquaculture’s Placentia Bay salmon farm overturned have begun arguing their cases in Supreme Court.
Lawyer Owen Myers and the Atlantic Salmon Federation filed applications asking the Supreme Court to quash last year’s government decision clearing Grieg Aquaculture of any additional environmental assessments.
Grieg wants to build an open pen salmon farm in Placentia Bay that would house upwards of seven million fish. Former Environment Minister Perry Trimper last year released the company from undergoing further environmental impact studies, which prompted the court action.
Myers decided to take the case on, on behalf of those who are very concerned with the project.
The trial has been adjourned until April 17.