Escapes from Marine Fish Farms:FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/01062
Date received: 5 April 2018
Date responded: 25 May 2018

Information requested

Copies of the initial and final notifications as submitted in relation to escapes from marine fish farms, together with all correspondence and information held relating to any such escapes, covering in 2016 and 2017.


Please find attached copies of the information that you asked for. You will note that some information has been redacted from that released to you here. This is because an exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs (personal data) applies to that information. The reasons why that exception applies are outlined below.

Reasons for not providing information

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.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

foi-18-01062 Information Provided.pdf
foi-18-01062 Information Provided 2.pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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