Information on Merck and chemicals in salmon farming: EIR release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01296
Date received: 9 June 2017
Date responded: 5 July 2017

Information requested

  • Information on Merck - the owners of SLICE (Emamectin benzoate) - in relation to the use of chemicals in salmon farming since 1 January 2013.
  • Details of any discussions, correspondence, internal briefings, emails and any other information relating to Merck and the use and impact of SLICE (Emamectin benzoate) via the PAMP-2 project which started in 2013.
  • Details of any recent discussions, emails and debate related to Merck following press coverage in The Ferret (5 June 2017), The Sunday Herald (4 June 2017), FIS (6 June 2017), Intrafish (5 June 2017) and Undercurrent News (6 June 2017).
  • Any information on meetings and discussions with Merck directly or indirectly and details of the "follow-up study" to be completed by February 2019.


We do endeavour to provide information whenever possible. The only document that we hold which falls within the scope of your request was attached to your email EIR request of 9 June, titled "SARF 098 Emails received from SAMS, 8 June 2016", from SAMS to Richard Slaski.

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