Scottish Fishing Safety Group meeting minutes: FOI release

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

Information requested

You asked for: - Under FOI, we are requesting information on the Scottish Fishing Safety Group, formed around May 2019.

We would like to know:

  • The members of the Group – who are they?
  • Notice of any meetings held since formation of the group
  • Minutes of any such meetings


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested, specifically the minutes from the meetings of the Scottish Fishing Safety Group (SFSG) in PDF form.

The answer to your question of notice of meetings held is shown in the table below: -

Meeting Date Location of meeting
26th July 2019 Edinburgh
22nd November 2019 Edinburgh

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) Personal information of FOISA applies to that information. This is because the information requested relates to third party information which can identify individuals.

This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

About FOI
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI/202000016530 - Minutes of SFSG Meetings


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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