Fish farm production survey: sites producing wrasse and lumpsucker: EIR release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/02998  
Date received: 12 October 2018  
Date responded: 31 October 2018
Information requested

In the 2016 fish farm production survey, it is stated that 3 sites produced wrasse, and 7 sites produced lumpsucker. What are the names of these sites?


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. 

The sites in question are as follows –

Lumpsucker Sites:

FS0001 Evanachan Salt Water

FS0843 Evanachan Marine Hatchery

FS0869 Marine Farming Unit 

FS0941 FAI Aultbea

FS0991 Marine Hatchery

FS1065 FAI Shetland

FS1299 Laxford Hatchery.

Wrasse Sites:

FS0001 Evanachan Salt Water

FS0843 Evanachan Marine Hatchery

FS1046 Larval Rearing Unit

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