CAR/L/1009970/C1 - MOWI Scotland Limited: Ardgour MPFF, Loch Linnhe, CAR Application

Closed 25 May 2023

Opened 3 Apr 2023

Results updated 31 Jul 2023

SEPA granted the permit variation on 31 July 2023:



It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted.

If you have an interest in this application please tell us by completing the following questions and submitting them to us by 25 May 2023.

Application details

We received an application from MOWI Scotland Limited, on 17 February 2023 for a variation to CAR/L/1009970/C1.

The application form provided by the applicant is available below.

Form G
Hydrodynamic and Medicine Dispersion Modelling - Method Statement
Bath Medicine Dispersion Modelling Report
Linnhe ID282 Hydrographic Report
Linnhe ID277 Hydrographic Report

The applicant will place an advert in the national and local press. You have until 25 May 2023 to submit your views.  

Why your views matter

This is your opportunity to let us know about any risks you believe the development will have on:

  • the water environment, including potential impacts to marine life;
  • the interests of users of the water environment, resulting from the proposed increased discharge of:
    • Medicine residues.


How we will manage responses

At the end of the consultation, we will publish all comments. You can tell us within the consultation if you do not want your comment published. If this is the case, we will publish a note saying that we received a response but have not made it publicly available.

We will write to everyone who responded to the consultation and provided contact details, outlining the feedback received, how it has been taken into account and our proposed decision.  If you disagree with our decision, you will be given the opportunity to request that Scottish Ministers ‘call-in’ the application for their determination.

Scottish Minister may agree to call-in an application if: 

  • The representation provides clear reason for the objection, supported by evidence, and
  • The objection relates to material considerations raised during determination of the application.

The full criteria for Ministerial consideration are listed on

The final decision will be published on this website along with the authorisation, if granted.

What happens next

The following document is a list of representations made between 3 April 2023 and 23 May 2023.

SEPA issued a letter outlining the proposed determination to everyone who made a representation on 6 July 2023, providing these people with the opportunity to notify Scottish Ministers of any objections to the decision.


  • Local Authorities
  • Responsible Authorities
  • Fisheries
  • Aquaculture
  • Public
  • Water
  • Local community


  • Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) regulations: finfish aquaculture
  • Permit application