Information on salmon ova imports in 2017: EIR appeal

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

Information requested

Information on salmon ova imports since 1 January 2017, including:

  • details of egg import licence documents, any tests for disease, health certificates, emails and any other information related to salmon ova imports since 1 January 2017.

  • information on the Norwegian Government's decision to ban the import of salmon eggs from Scotland - including any details of meetings with Hendrix Genetics, Landcatch, the Norwegian Government or any other parties but only since 29 March 2018 (i.e. since FOI/18/01043).

  • any reaction by the Scottish Government - including press briefings, Cabinet Briefings and any other email alerts - in relation to last week's publication in the National (31 May 2018) and press release issued by Scottish Salmon Watch (31 May 2018).


Following the Scottish Information Commissioner’s Decision 160/2019 in relation to your request for data on salmon ova imports during 2017 and 2018 (FoI/18/01553), please find attached the relevant material which is in full compliance with the Decision.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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