Nuisance actions and the protection of marine life
There is a general presumption in law that wild animals, including marine life, belong to nobody until caught or captured, and this means that it is very difficult for anyone to seek compensation for environmental damage done to wildlife in its natural state. Yet a recent Scottish case illustrates how the private civil action of nuisance can be employed in certain circumstances where such damage has occurred.
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