Isle of Man Government changes Scallop fishing rules: EIR release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00172
Date received: 22 January 2018
Date responded: 19 February 2018

Information requested

  • Email correspondence (dates: 1/1/17-22/1/18) between Scottish Ministers and the Isle of Man Government regarding the scallop fishing rules change by the Isle of Man Government

  • Email correspondence (dates: 1/1/17-22/1/18) between the Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon regarding the scallop fishing rules change by the Isle of Man Government


I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested.

An exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exception is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exception.

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