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In 2015, WWF settled a judicial review claim against Defra by Consent Order, which required Defra and the Environment Agency to do work to develop the use of Water Protection Zones to bring rivers and lakes to good ecological status. Since then progress has been slow and WWF is considering…

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Throughout 2018 Guy Linley-Adams has advised Friends of Loch Etive on further planning applications to expand rainbow trout farming on Loch Etive submitted by the sole fish farm operator on the loch, Dawnfresh Farming Limited. Both applications, one for an expansion of an existing farm and one for the right…

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In 2017 and 2018, acting for Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland, Guy Linley-Adams has secured a total of eight decisions all in favour of Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland against Scottish Ministers, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Marine Scotland for failing to provide information requested under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations…

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In 2018 Guy Linley-Adams has given evidence to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee and the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committees of the Scottish Parliament on the environmental impacts of salmon farming. See http://www.parliament.scot/S5_Environment/Inquiries/20180305_GD_to_Rec_salmon_farming.pdf for the ECCLR report, issued in March 2018, which was extremely critical of salmon farming industry…

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Guy Linley-Adams continues to advise across the board of freedom of information law during 2016 and 2017, including providing training to a number of environmental non-governmental organisations on using the Environmental Information Regulations and Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations to extract relevant information and documentation from public authorities, north and south…

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Two appeals made to the DPEA in relation to the refusal to grant planning permission for an expansion of a rainbow trout farm on Loch Etive and in relation to the continued non-permitted use of the shoreline at Inverawe on Loch Etive to store disused fish farm equipment have both…

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In September 2017, acting for S&TCS, Guy Linley-Adams secured another decision from the Scottish Information Commissioner  that Scottish Ministers unlawfully tried to withhold information naming fish farms that had breached Scottish Government trigger levels for the numbers of adult female sea lice on farmed salmon. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/uploadedFiles/Decision142-2017.pdf   In 2016 and 2016,…

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