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Marine Scotland grant letter to Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum (SARF): EIR release

Published: 15 Jan 2019

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

Published:
15 Jan 2019
Marine Scotland grant letter to Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum (SARF): EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03669  
Date received: 10 December 2018
Date responded: 10 January 2019
 
Information requested
 
The grant letter (dated on or around 2012) for Marine Scotland/Marine Scotland Science making a contribution of approximately £500k to the Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum (SARF).
 
Response
 
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. 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 letter you requested is attached below.
 
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