Marine Harvest BC gives occupiers notice

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Marine Harvest employees have handed over a notice of injunction to the First Nation protesters occupying the Midsummer Island farm in British Columbia, Canada, reports the Vancouver Sun.

First Nations activists have been protesting at the Marine Harvest site since September 4th. The company is scheduled to be in court Tuesday seeking an injunction to remove the First Nation’s encampment on the farm.

The First Nations intend to continue their protest against the renewal of the lease to operate the farm, which expires in June 2018.

The province of BC has recently decided it will put more emphasis on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, and consent of First Nations, in relation to salmon farming.

In its statement, Marine Harvest said its existing tenures were granted in 2013 after five years of consultation with five First Nations.

 

Read also: Marine Harvest could lose one of its BC licences.