CAR/L/1095612 - MOWI Scotland Limited: Hellisay MPFF CAR Application

Closed 15 Jan 2023

Opened 13 Dec 2022

Results updated 6 Dec 2023

SEPA granted the Permit CAR/L/1095612 on 5 December 2023

CAR/L/1095612 VAR02


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 15 January 2023.

Application details

We received an application from MOWI Scotland Limited, on 7 November 2022 for a variation to licence CAR/L/1095612.

The application form provided by the applicant is available below.

Form A
Form G
Site Charts
Hydrodynamic Model Description
ID239 Hydrographic Report
ID229 Hydrographic Report
Medicine Minimisation Statement 2022
Modelling Method Statement
Waste Solids Deposition Modelling Report
Bath Modelling Report
Synthesis of Maerl Surveys

The applicant will place an advert in the national and local press. You have until 15 January 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

SEPA did not receive any online representations during the consultation period.

SEPA issued a letter outlining the proposed determination to everyone who made a representation on 31 May 2023, providing these people with the opportunity to notify Scottish Ministers of any objections to the decision. 

Scottish Ministers received objections to the proposed determination and SEPA await confirmation as to whether Scottish Ministers intend to call in the application for their determination.



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


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