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Fishermen Win Isahaya Suit against Government

The Saga District Court ruled that the closure of the dykes at the state-operated Isahaya land reclamation project was clearly connected to environmental changes in Isahaya Bay, and that this had caused damages to 50 of the plaintiffs in the fishing industry. The judge ordered that the north-south drainage kept be kept open for five years to conduct a thorough cause-and-effect study. He also rejected the government’s assertion that the public welfare and public benefit would be best served by giving greater consideration to the harm that would come to agricultural land by keeping the gates open, rather than the harm that would come to the fishing industry.

Published: Jul 3, 2008 / Last Updated: Jul 3, 2008

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