Fishing vessel owner sentenced in British Columbia

Fishing vessel owner sentenced in British Columbia for violation of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Victoria, British Columbia (1/31/2018) – Canadians value a safe and clean environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers work hard every day to make sure individuals and companies are following Canadian environmental laws.

On January 11, 2018, Mr. Telell Waldhaus was ordered to pay $12,000 after pleading guilty, in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, to one count of contravening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The penalty will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund.

In September 2013, Environment and Climate Change Canada enforcement officers issued an environmental protection compliance order to ensure the proper disposal of the fishing vessel Elling K, after it sank while docked in Masset, British Columbia. After measures outlined in the order were not met, Environment and Climate Change Canada initiated an investigation, which concluded that the vessel vanished without a trace after being towed from the Masset dock.

Contacts: Media Relations Environment and Climate Change Canada 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free) ec.media.ec@canada.ca

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