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Financial support paid to the Scottish fish farming industry: FOI release

Published: 11 Mar 2019

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

Published:
11 Mar 2019
Financial support paid to the Scottish fish farming industry: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00442
Date received: 9 Feb 2019
Date responded: 7 Mar 2019
Information requested

 

Pursuant to FOISA and or the EISRs, please provide details of financial support by way of (i) grants and (ii) loans, paid to the Scottish fish farming industry by Scottish Government or its agencies for each of the last ten years, broken down by operator.

 

Response

 

  1.       I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested, see note regarding HIE.
  2.       The answer to your question is below.

Support to the fish farming industry from Scottish Government

PAYMENTS TO SARF FROM THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

Date

Description

£k

26/01/2009

Sponsorship  2008/2009

50

13/03/2009

Contribution for 2009 - 2010 

200

19/03/2009

Contribution for 2009 - 2010

120

31/03/2010

Grant payment

200

31/03/2010

Activities requested by Env Minister

180

30/03/2011

Grant payment

200

21/03/2012

Grant payment

180

21/03/2013

Grant payment

500

17/09/2013

Grant payment

150

29/05/2014

Grant payment

120

14/07/2015

Grant payment

25

19/08/2016

Grant payment

25

07/06/2017

Grant payment

25

17/08/2018

Grant payment

25

Total

 

2000

 

EMFF & EFF

The European Fisheries Fund 2007-2013 European Maritime & Fisheries Fund 2014-2020 grant awards are published on the Scottish Government website at https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/marine/grants-subsidies/awards. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. 

The awards to the Scottish Aquaculture & Innovation Centre are made up of a number of projects involving several aquaculture companies, I have broken this down below to show finfish companies involved.

Application SCO1180 awarded October 2016

Company

Project

Award (£)

Scottish Seafarms Ltd

Thermolicer

450,000.00

Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd (Now Mowi)

Hydrolicer workboat

141,690.00

Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd (Now Mowi)

Hydrocline skirt

127,000.00

Loch Duart Ltd

Farm-based freshwater treatment solutions

136,199.00

Otterferry Seafish Ltd

Cleanerfish

452,154.50

Scottish Sea Farms Ltd

Modular sea lice control technologies

175,000.00

SAIC

Project Management

6,182.00

The original award was £1.7m but this has reduced due to projects dropping out.

 

Application SCO1661 awarded February 2018

Company

Project

Award (£)

Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd (Now Mowi)

Thermolicer 2.0

725,192.00

Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd (Now Mowi)

Environets

182,540.00

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland

Reverseflow hydrolicer

371,752.00

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland

High energy site

452,738.50

Loch Duart Ltd

Desalination system

195,000.00

SAIC

Knowledge exchange officer

45,000.00

The original award was £2.2m but this has reduced due to projects dropping out.

 

Support to the fish farming industry from Scottish Environment Protection Agency

None

 

Support to the fish farming industry from Scottish Natural Heritage

None

 

Support to the fish farming industry from Scottish Enterprise

SIB Investments

 

SIB’s investments into Loch Duart Limited have been used to support the company’s Scottish based operations and their international growth plans.  Funds have also been used to support the company’s sustainable farming practices.

2015

Loch Duart Limited

SEI - SVFIII FUND

125,000.00

2016

Loch Duart Limited

SEI - SVFIII FUND

600,000.00

2016

Loch Duart Limited

SEI - SVFIII FUND

150,000.00

2012

Loch Duart LImited

SCF-HIE

200,000.00

 

Grants Awarded to Salmon Farming Companies

Year

Company Name

Project Description

Grant Awarded

2013

Scottish Sea Farms Ltd

Organisational Development Review

5,760.00

2013

Scottish Sea Farms Ltd

Business Efficiency Support

3,645.00

2015

Scottish Sea Farms Ltd

Website Development Project

3,300.00

2015

Scottish Sea Farms Ltd

International Brand Building

10,500.00

2016

Scottish Sea Farms Ltd

Innovation Support R&D Assistance

7,350.00

2016

Scottish Sea Farms Ltd

Freshwater Development R&D Feasibility

76,887.50

2018

Scottish Sea Farms Ltd

Expert Support – Business Improvement

2,640.00

2018

Scottish Sea Farms Ltd

R&D Grant – Bulk Bin Process Improvement

*53,058.00 

2018

Scottish Sea Farms Ltd

Large R&D Grant

1,284,745.00

2011

Scottish Salmon Company

International Market Development  **

300.00

2011

Scottish Salmon Company

International Market Development

450.00

2012

Scottish Salmon Company

International Market Development

600.00

2014

Scottish Salmon Company

International Market Development

881.76

2015

Scottish Salmon Company

International Market Development

4,455.00

2016

Scottish Salmon Company

International Market Development

8,624.32

2016

Scottish Salmon Company

International Market Development

1,500.00

2017

Scottish Salmon Company

International Market Development

750.00

2012

Greig Seafood Hjatland/Shetland Products

International Market Development

600.00

2011

Loch Duart ltd

International Market Development

796.23

2013

Loch Duart Ltd

International Market Development

1,500.00

2013

Loch Duart Limited

International Market Development

600.00

2014

Loch Duart Limited

International Market Development

600.00

2016

Loch Duart Limited

International Market Development

2,810.00

 

*Original award was £74,225 but the level of support was subsequently reduced in 2018.

In some cases, the initial grant awarded to a company does not always reflect the final amount of money paid, e.g. the amount initially offered is not always required.

 

**   International Market Development consists of assistance to companies (travel, accommodation etc) to attend international trade events, trade missions etc. where they have the opportunity to meet with potential buyers, retailers and business contacts.   The amounts listed in the table are those which were awarded/paid.

 

Highlands & Islands Enterprise

It is my understanding the same FOI/EISR request has been made to Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE), I have not included any information regarding HIE as they will respond separately to that request.

 

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