NZ salmon farm battle heads to court
Two environmental groups yesterday took their fight against New Zealand King Salmon's expansion plans to the Supreme Court.
Marlborough group Sustain Our Sounds and national group Environmental Defence Society have applied for leave to appeal against a High Court ruling that upheld the decision by the Environmental Protection Authority to approve four new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds.
King Salmon chief executive Grant Rosewarne said the decision to appeal was “extremely disappointing” and put pressure on the company. The Supreme Court has to approve the appeal before it can go ahead.