Engaging with stakeholders

Closed 15 Jun 2023

Opened 15 Jun 2023


Recognising the diverse range of views of finfish aquaculture, we are keen to hear directly from individuals, interest groups, NGOs, communities, companies and others with a view on any regulatory proposals, as well as new permit applications or variations received.

Stakeholder engagement on framework development

Between November and December 2018, we held nine community drop-in events and 28 one-to-one meetings across Scotland. These were facilitated between SEPA specialists and stakeholder groups including community groups, local fisheries, NGOs and industry representatives.

A total of 275 people attended these events.

National Aquaculture Stakeholder Advisory Panel

In May 2019, we announced a new SEPA National Aquaculture Stakeholder Advisory Panel, recognising the breadth of opinions on the sector to better inform our regulatory approach.

The panel includes representation from fish producers, environmental NGOs, local community groups, finfish buyers, the Fisheries Management Scotland and other regulators.


Previous online consultations

The list of closed aquaculture CAR applications consultations is below:

SEPA has granted a Permit for the following:


  • Aquaculture


  • Aquaculture