CAR/L/5004991 - Bakkafrost Scotland Limited: West Gigha MPFF, CAR Application

Closed 27 Jun 2023

Opened 16 May 2023

Results updated 30 Aug 2023

SEPA granted the Permit CAR/L/5004991 on 30 August 2023

CAR/L/5004991 EMP


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 27 June 2023.

Application details

We received an application from Bakkafrost Scotland Limited, on 19 April 2023 for a new authorisation of a Marine Pen Fish Farm at West Gigha (CAR/L/5004991).

The application form provided by the applicant is available below. 

Form A 
Form C 
Proposed Site Plan 
Site Layout Admiralty Chart 
Hydrographic Report 
Nutrient Calculations Report 
Environmental Monitoring Plan 
Mooring System Plan 
Medicines List 
Baseline Visual Survey Review 
Visual Baseline Survey Report 
Benthic Survey Report 
Marine Modelling Report 
Marine Modelling Report – Appendix A 

The applicant has placed an advert in the national and local press. You have until 27 June 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 discharge of:
    • Organic matter;
    • Medicine residues;
    • Other chemical emissions.


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 representations during the consultation period.


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


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