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Algix contends that if the contamination of Black River and Elim River wiped out its facility

J. Wray & Nephew Limited is challenging a Supreme Court order barring discharge of effluent that does not meet trade standards from its factory at Appleton Estate into two rivers in the parish of St Elizabeth, pending the resolution of a lawsuit filed by a fish farmer.

Commercial fish producer Algix Jamaica Limited has alleged that contamination by the effluent could deliver a lethal blow to fish farming in the region.

Algix contends that if the contamination of Black River and Elim River wiped out its facility, then there would be no other functional industrial scale fish farming in operation in the area, and that it would force Jamaicans to import additional fish, using hard currency to satisfy local demand. Read more here


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