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Management of pollution under salmon farm leases in Scotland - Property management request

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Dear Sir or Madam

I would be very grateful if you could answer the following queries.

(1) Please confirm how many salmon farms leased from the Scottish Crown Estate or otherwise managed by Marine Scotland expire within 2 years of the date of this submission.
(2) Please confirm how many salmon farms leased from the Scottish Crown Estate or otherwise managed by Marine Scotland have terminated (or moved location) in the 2 years preceding the date of this submission.
(3) Please confirm how many of the sites in (2) have ceased to operate at the end of the term in that location.
(4) Please confirm how many of the sites in (1) have given notice or are in discussion over ceasing to operate at the end of the term in that location.
(5) Please list the salmon farm sites in (3) and (4) setting out whether operations have ceased already or whether the owners are in discussions over ceasing to operate in that location.
(6) The leases of those fish farms should include a clause to reinstate (make good and remove contamination from) the seabed at the end of term. Please confirm how many of the sites comprising (3) have undertaken reinstatement works.
(7) If no full reinstatement has taken place please confirm what other action has been taken to secure the performance of reinstatement obligations for the sites comprising (3).
(8) Please confirm what reinstatement measures will be taken for the sites comprising (4).
(9) Please confirm the number of salmon farms where there is a bond or other financial obligation to secure against pollution and please provide the value of those bonds or other financial security held for the benefit of Marine Scotland or the Scottish Crown Estate.

Yours faithfully

Dr Thomas Appleby

Marine Scotland

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LeFrancois, Renee,

Thank you for your request for information.  Your initial request was sent
to Marine Scotland, however, the information requested relates to Crown
Estate Scotland; therefore under Section 14(1)(a) of the Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulation 2004, your request has been transferred
to ourselves and will be handled accordingly.

 

If you have any further questions or clarification relating to your
request, please don’t hesitate to contact myself and please quote
reference: FOI 110

 

Regards,

 

Renée Lefrançois

Information Co-ordinator

Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management)

0131 260 1001

6 Bell's Brae, Edinburgh, EH4 3BJ

[1]www.crownestatescotland.com

@crownestatescot

 

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Marine Scotland

Hello Dr Appleby,

 

We received your request for information in regards to the above.

 

As Scottish Government does not hold the information requested we have
highlighted to Crown Estate Scotland who have jurisdiction and will be
able to respond accordingly.

 

I hope this is acceptable.

 

Best wishes,

Robin

 

Aquaculture Policy Manager

Stakeholder Engagment

Area 1B North

VICTORIA QUAY, The Shore

EDINBURGH

EH6 6QQ

Tel: 0300 244 9574

e: [1][email address]

 

 

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LeFrancois, Renee,

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Dear Dr Thomas Appleby,

 

Thank you for your request for information received by us on 21 November
2019.  Attached is our response. 

 

Regards,

 

Renee

 

 

Renée Lefrançois

Information Co-ordinator

Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management)

0131 260 1001

6 Bell's Brae, Edinburgh, EH4 3BJ

[1]www.crownestatescotland.com

@crownestatescot

 

 

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including any attachments, is intended solely for the use of the person to
whom it is addressed. It may be confidential and it should not be
disclosed to or used by anyone else. If you receive this message in error
please let the sender know straight away. We cannot accept liability
resulting from email transmission. Crown Estate Scotland's head office is
at 6 Bells Brae, Edinburgh, EH4 3BJ

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Marine Scotland

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Dear Dr Appleby,

 

Please see attached response.

 

Best wishes,

 

Robin

 

From: MacLean R (Robin)
Sent: 21 November 2019 15:21
To: '[FOI #619917 email]'
<[1][FOI #619917 email]>
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Management of pollution
under salmon farm leases in Scotland - Property management request

 

Hello Dr Appleby,

 

We received your request for information in regards to the above.

 

As Scottish Government does not hold the information requested we have
highlighted to Crown Estate Scotland who have jurisdiction and will be
able to respond accordingly.

 

I hope this is acceptable.

 

Best wishes,

Robin

 

Aquaculture Policy Manager

Stakeholder Engagment

Area 1B North

VICTORIA QUAY, The Shore

EDINBURGH

EH6 6QQ

Tel: 0300 244 9574

e: [2][email address]

 

 

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