Screening Modelling and Risk Identification Reports

In 2019 SEPA introduced a new regulatory framework for finfish aquaculture to strengthen protection of the marine environment.

The SEPA website sets out the processes which operators follow to obtain a permit to operate a finfish farm.  Before an application is made, an operator should provide an outline of the proposed farm. SEPA will then prepare a Screening Modelling and Risk Identification Report which assesses the suitability of the proposed site with respect to: dispersal of waste, the potential influence on sensitive features and level of modelling required to address any identified risks.  This information will be used by the operator in preparing an application and will help inform early engagement with the community and other stakeholders. 

Reports take into account other licenced farms as well as active pre-application proposals within the proposed area, as appropriate. The reports do not contain a decision as to whether an application (if received) will be granted and information within the reports will be superseded by information provided by the applicant as the application progresses.

Applications which are informed, by Screening Modelling and Risk Identification Reports will include more detailed information allowing full assessment of the risks of any application as part of the CAR determination. 

This page provides access to screening modelling and risk assessment reports prepared over the last 12 months where the application (if received) has not yet been determined. Some of the proposals will continue to application, others may be amended, and in some instances operators will decide not to proceed to the application stage.

It is not possible for SEPA to take any comments relating to these reports at this stage. SEPA will consult on proposals, where appropriate, once a full application has been received.

View applications currently being advertised.

View process for preparation of a Screening Modelling and Risk Identification Report

Active Screening Modelling and Risk Identification Reports

Reference

Site Link to report Added to website Updates

CAR/L/1129793

Tabhaigh Link 07 December 2023  

CAR/L/1002996

Vest Ness Link 13 November 2023  

CAR/L/1151722

Skelwick Skerry Link 13 November 2023  

CAR/L/1004213

Bay of Cleat North Link 13 November 2023  

CAR/L/1002326

Fiunary Link 07 July 2023  

CAR/L/5005080

Billy Baa Link 05 July 2023  

CAR/L/1003931

Shapinsay, Veantrow Bay Link 21 June 2023  

CAR/L/1156482

Scalpay Link 21 June 2023  

CAR/L/1129789

North Shore East (Erisort 4) Link 13 June 2023  

CAR/L/1004085

North Shore West (Erisort 3) Link 13 June 2023  

CAR/L/1120220

Caolas a Deas East Link 16 May 2023  

CAR/L/1120218

Caolas a Deas West Link 16 May 2023  

CAR/L/1131788

Caradale North Link 16 May 2023  

CAR/L/1078064

Carradale South Link 16 May 2023  

CAR/L/1002994

Caolas Loch Portain Link 23 March 2023  

CAR/L/1009970

Ardgour Link 15 December 2022  

CAR/L/1003888

Meil Bay Link 28 October 2022  

CAR/L/5003381

Quanterness Link 28 October 2022  

CAR/L/1015768

Oldany

Link 24 August 2022  

CAR/L/5002629

North Gravir

Link

16 August 2022

 

CAR/L/5001689

Lurignish Link 29 June 2022  

CAR/L/1095612

Hellisay Link 13 June 2022  

CAR/L/5002079

Morrison's Rock Link 7 June 2022  

CAR/L/5001197

South Ford, Loch Carnan Link 20 April 2022  

CAR/L/SEPA2021-126

Stulaigh South Link 20 April 2022  

CAR/L/5001524

Little Colonsay Link 20 April 2022  
CAR/L/SEPA2021-872

West Gigha

Link

15 December 2021  

CAR/L/1002919

Reintraid

Link

30 November 2021