CAR/L/SEPA2021-126 - MOWI Scotland Limited: Stulaigh South MPFF CAR Application

Closed 6 Apr 2023

Opened 22 Feb 2023

Results updated 28 Jun 2023

SEPA granted the Permit CAR/L/SEPA2021-126 on 22 June 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 6 April 2023.

Application details

We received an application from MOWI Scotland Limited, on 1 February 2023 for a new authorisation of a Marine Pen Fish Farm at Stulaigh South, Isle of South Uist (CAR/L/SEPA2021-126).

The application form provided by the applicant is available below. 

Form A
Form C
Location/Site Plan
Baseline Report - Maerl and Habitat Assessment Survey
Baseline Report – Environmental and Habitat Assessment Survey
Hydrographic Report ID224
Hydrographic Report ID208
Bath Auto Report
Waste Solids Deposition Modelling Report
Modelling Method Statement
Marine Modelling
Bath Modelling Report
Monitoring Plan
Fish Production Plan
Medicine Minimisation Statement
Medicine Use
SEPA Screening Report Response
Ecological Features of Importance 

The applicant will place an advert in the national and local press. You have until 6 April 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.


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


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