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High energy salmon farming project, funding and environmental questions: FOI release

Published: 6 Nov 2018

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
6 Nov 2018
High energy salmon farming project, funding and environmental questions: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02876  
Date received: 9 October 2018  
Date responded: 5 November 2018
 
Information requested
 

With reference to following story: http://salmonbusiness.com/exposed-high-energy-salmon-farm-project-gets-thumbs-up-from-scottish-cabinet-secretary/

"The new equipment includes a wave measurement buoy, a weather station incorporating hydrographic sensors, and real-time environmental sensors. They have been procured with assistance from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), negotiated by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) with Marine Scotland."

1. Please provide details of all funding and support this project gas received from the Scottish Government, the EMFF and industry contributions?

2. Please provide the application that was made to the EMFF by/or on behalf of Cooke Aquaculture?

3. Please provide any/all details of the project scoping, such as environmental impact assessments, input from other agencies such as SEPA?

4. Please provide details of what operational and environmental information will be gathered from the site during its operation, by whom and how/where that information will be shared, stored?

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

1. Please provide details of all funding and support this project gas received from the Scottish Government, the EMFF and industry contributions?

High Energy Site – Cooke Aquaculture

Item

Cost

EMFF

SG match funding

Industry contribution

High Energy Site cage

908,550

170,353.12

56,784.38

681,412.50

Mooring

245,962

46,117.50

15,372.50

184,472

Nets

593,600

111,300

37,100

445,200

Air lift

30,885

5,790.75

1,930.25

23,164

Bird net

31,960

5,992.5

1,997.5

23,970

 

 

 

 

 

Total

1,810,957

339,553.87

113,184.63

1,358,218.50

2. Please provide the application that was made to the EMFF by/or on behalf of Cooke Aquaculture?

Please see Annex A.

3. Please provide any/all details of the project scoping, such as environmental impact assessments, input from other agencies such as SEPA?

Information not held by Marine Scotland.

4. Please provide details of what operational and environmental information will be gathered from the site during its operation, by whom and how/where that information will be shared, stored?

Information not held by Marine Scotland.

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