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Various regarding Action plans and Sea lice counts for Fish Farms : EIR release

Published: 1 Feb 2019

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Published:
1 Feb 2019
Various regarding Action plans and Sea lice counts for Fish Farms : EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00039
Date received: 3 Jan 2019
Date responded: 30 Jan 2019
Information requested
  • Full details of any notification made to Marine Scotland or the Fish Health Inspectorate by any farms exceeding the trigger levels of 3 or 8 respectively, covering the period 5th November  to today‚Äôs date;
  • Copies of all site specific escalation action plans submitted to Marine Scotland or the Fish Health Inspectorate since 5th November  2018 (please note this is a request for the actual documents provided);
  • Full details of all site specific escalation action plans provided to Marine Scotland or the Fish Health Inspectorate since 5th November  2018 (similarly, please note this is a request for the actual documents provided);
  • Any increased monitoring plans and data produced, with full details of any intervention carried out, at any farms that have reported sea lice levels over the 3 and 8 triggers, since 5th  November  2018;
  • Full details of any warning letters, notice or enforcement action taken since 5th November  2018.
  • Full details of any early harvest and / or cull of farmed fish undertaken as a result of the new policy at any farm that has reported sea lice levels over 3 and 8 at any stage in 2018.
Response

Please find attached a copy of the the data held in our Sea Lice Count spreadsheet containing count information for the period requested. 

No written action plans have been received during the period of your request. Any information regarding action plans which have been provided verbally are contained within the Sea Lice Count spreadsheet data.

There were no enforcement actions in the form of warning letters or enforcement notices issued during the period of your request.

There are no harvest plans which have required agreement leading to the early harvest and / or cull of farmed fish being undertaken as a result of the new policy at any farm that has reported sea lice levels over 3 and 8 at any stage in 2018.

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