S&TCS FOI Requests
The Scottish Information Commissioner has issued yet another decision  against Scottish Ministers for their failure to comply with freedom of information law.
This is now added to seven other decisions obtained in the last 15 months by S&TCS to do with requests for information about salmon farms.
Eight decisions from the Scottish Information Commissioner on aquaculture in just fifteen months
The latest decision relates to information about an escape of 300,000 salmon reported in 2016 by The Scottish Salmon Company’s farm at its Scadabay on Harris .
Guy Linley-Adams said:
“While we welcome this latest decision, the Scottish Information Commissioner has required Scottish Ministers to consider whether it would be appropriate to apologise to S&TCS for their failure to comply with the statutory timescales for response.
But this is not the first time.
In lay terms, Scottish Ministers simply being told to say sorry, and do what they should have done many weeks or months ago, does not yet appear to be having the desired effect of ensuring they comply with the law on freedom of information”.
The Scottish Information Commissioner’s other decisions obtained by S&TCS in the last 15 months:
 Decision 120/2018: Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland and the Scottish Ministers
 Scadabay Inspections: failure to respond within statutory timescales - 6 August 2018