Fisheries co-op issued ticket for alleged breach of environment act

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The plant, Tignish Fisheries Co-op, also known as Royal Star Foods, located near Tignish, P.E.I.

TIGNISH – A West Prince fisheries co-op has been issued a summery offence ticket for allegedly breaching the provincial Environmental Protection Act.

According to documents filed in provincial court in Summerside, the Tignish Fisheries Co-operation Association Ltd. allegedly “carried out activities that may alter or destroy beach or sand dunes.”

The offence is alleged to have taken place on April 17, 2014.

The co-op has a court date set for May 27 at 9 a.m. for plea.

The fine could carry price of $1,000, plus a $75 administrative surcharge.

Organizations: West Prince fisheries co-op, Tignish Fisheries Co

Geographic location: Summerside

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Recent comments

  • Had Enough
    April 30, 2014 - 07:23

    These fines need a serious increase. They're like 20 years old. I'm sure this company could pay that out of petty cash for crying out loud. It's really not a deterrent when they just see it as a price of operation.

  • This Is Good
    April 29, 2014 - 18:58

    This is really good , the only company that has Islanders & fishermen's interest's front & foremost & the PEI government goes after them . They must be operating without my money & you can't dictate to them . SHAME on you .

    April 29, 2014 - 18:55

    Big whoop! A contractor buried the remains of a cottage ,rusty bed springs and all, on my property and RCMP gave them a $50 fine for trespassing .Environment was also called but I guess burying old oil tanks and garbage is all right here on PEI .