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Sea lice counts and escalation action plans: EIR release

Published: 29 May 2018

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

Published:
29 May 2018
Sea lice counts and escalation action plans: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01193
Date received: 19 April 2018
Date responded: 18 May 2018

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 22nd February 2018 to today's date;

  • Copies of all site specific escalation action plans submitted to Marine Scotland or the Fish Health Inspectorate since 22nd February 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 22nd February 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 22nd February 2018;

  • Full details of any warning letters, notice or enforcement action taken since 22nd February 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 the information requested attached with this reply.

Copy of Sea Lice Counts 22.2.18 to 19.4.18. Please note that this spreadsheet also contains information regarding action plans which have been provided verbally and follow up lice counts where appropriate and that the information supplied to you in this spreadsheet was correct at the time of you making your request.

You also asked for details of any early harvest and/or cull of farmed fish undertaken as a result of the new policy with regard to the satisfactory measures for the control of sea lice. Whilst there has been no instruction issued for the early harvest or cull of any farmed fish (as no powers are specified to require this) some details of harvests, whether early or not, are included in the spreadsheet below.

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