A ruling to be published officially tomorrow (3 December) by the Scottish Information Commissioner will finally force the Scottish Government to publish details of which salmon farms have killed seals across Scotland (read the ruling in full online here).
"Government ordered to reveal secret seal shooters" reports The Sunday Herald (2 December 2012).
"In a damning decision to be published tomorrow, the Scottish Information Commissioner, Rosemary Agnew, rejects SNP ministers' arguments for secrecy as "tenuous"," reports Rob Edwards in The Sunday Herald. "She says she is "disappointed" at the Government's failure to provide evidence in support of its claim that public safety would be put at risk. Ministers now have to reveal the number of seals killed by fish-farming companies at individual sites before January 10. The only way to avoid doing so is by appealing to the Court of Session on a point of law."
Read more via The Sunday Herald's " Government ordered to reveal secret seal shooters"
The Times reported (3 December):
Intrafish reported (3 December):