Minas Passage ruling

Fishermen have lost their court fight to have a tidal turbine removed from Minas Passage.

The Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association argued that the environment minister granted approval of the Cape Sharp Tidal project without enough environmental data.

Justice Heather Robertson rejected the group’s claims, saying extraordinary efforts were made to evaluate risk.

She added that careful monitoring, study; and reporting is in fact consistent with the cautionary principle and reflected in the rolling out of this demonstration project.