New Zealand Fishing Co. Indicted Over Pollution Claims

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 10:42 PM EST) -- New Zealand fishing company Sanford Ltd. was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on seven counts of pollution, conspiracy and obstruction of justice, and could be forced to forfeit $24 million, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

The DOJ said in a statement that the crew on the company's fishing vessel that delivers tuna to a cannery in American Samoa had routinely dumped "oily bilge waste" from the vessel directly into the sea during its fishing voyages since at least 2007, in violation of the...
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