FOI reference: FOI/18/00967
Date received: 26 March 2018
Date responded: 26 April 2018
How many incursions has Marine Scotland been made aware of and logged in their records;
What action has been taken with a view to prosecution of offending vessels, if any;
When might we expect MS and MS Compliance to conduct themselves in the manner expected on behalf of the rural communities and people of Scotland?
As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.
This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.
I enclose a copy of all of the information requested.
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