Cooke Aquaculture case adjourned until March
A judge in New Brunswick agreed today to adjourn the pesticide case against Cooke Aquaculture and three of its executives until 15 March 2012.
Judge William McCarroll heard today that lawyers for the open-pen salmon farmers have yet to see all the evidence against them and don’t expect to receive full disclosure until mid-February. Cooke’s lawyers have also asked for “extensive additional information.”
Environment Canada laid the charges of illegal pesticide use just last month. The Cooke lawyers say they need time to review the technical information.
“This is not unexpected given the technical nature of the charges and the volume of information related to the investigation,” says Cooke spokesperson Nell Halse.