Detailed proposals for a risk-based, spatial framework for managing interaction between sea lice from marine finfish farm developments and wild salmonids in Scotland

Closed 15 Sep 2023

Opened 31 May 2023

Results updated 7 Dec 2023

SEPA's response 

Responses received to the consultation

All written submissions to the consultation can be found below.




This consultation asks for your views on our detailed proposals for a risk-based framework for managing the interaction between sea lice from open-net pen finfish farms and wild salmonids in Scotland. 

It follows on from our first consultation on the main elements of the proposed framework, issued in December 2021

In developing the details of the framework, we have followed the Scottish Regulators’ Strategic Code of Practice, designing the framework to be transparent, accountable, consistent, and proportionate, targeting action to where it is needed, based on environmental risk.

You can download a copy of the full consultation below but please read and complete the questions online where possible. Please note that the online questions refer to specific areas within the consultation document, the key information associated with each question has been linked to each question for ease.  

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Peter Pollard, Head of Ecology SEPA talks about the consultation about the new framework proposals for protecting salmon from sea lice. If you can't view the video below please watch this from our Youtube channel directly. 

Alan Hills, Unit Manager Environmental Quality presents the sea lice screening modelling. If you can't view the video below please watch this directly from our Youtube channel.





  • Fisheries
  • Aquaculture


  • Fisheries
  • Aquaculture