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REF: 148 - Seaweed cultivation

Request:

  1. 1.Provide all information setting out the scale and terms of any extant seaweed cultivation farm seabed lease options;
  2. 2.Provide all information setting out the scale and terms of any pending applications for seaweed cultivation farm seabed lease options;
  3. 3.Provide all information setting out the criteria used by Crown Estate Scotland or partner agencies when considering the approval of seaweed cultivation farm seabed lease options.

Response:

1.At the time of your request, Crown Estate Scotland has 4 granted Lease Option Agreements that relate to seaweed cultivation. However, while gathering information for this response, one Lease Option Agreements (XX100-356C) pulled out in favour of XX100-372C; therefore, that Agreement is no longer ‘live’, changing the total to 3.  The redactions in ‘red’ relate to personal data.

2. At the time of your request, Crown Estate Scotland has 9 pending applications that relate to seaweed cultivation. The redactions in ‘red’ relate to personal data.  The redactions in ‘blue’ relate to information supplied by the applicant that is commercially sensitive (e.g. investment and financials).

3.Please refer to our ‘Guidance notes for Aquaculture applicants’ found on our website and enclosed in this request.

https://www.crownestatescotland.com/bundles/app/downloads/5e5f96ae025aa_Guidance%20for%20Aquaculture%20applicants.pdf

Granted and Pending Lease Option Agreements