16th October

Inshore Ireland uncovers SUMBAWS through FOI

Inshore Ireland masthead In October 2014, Inshore Ireland requested a copy of the ten-year-old SUMBAWS (Sustainable management of interactions between aquaculture and wild salmonid fish) report from two of its contributors: Inland Fisheries Ireland, and a month later from the Economic and Social Research Institute, ERSI. To date, neither agency has provided a copy.

A pursuant Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) also failed to recover a copy. Following an FOI to another State Agency, Inshore Ireland has now received a copy among the documents released to it on March 6.

Inshore Ireland has asked the Information Commissioner to investigate why this partly EU-funded ‘not-confidential’ report to which IFI contributed, was not made available.

Full report in the April/May issue of Inshore Ireland, publishing March 31.

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