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Fish Farm Public Consultation


Bakkafrost Scotland is in the process of applying for permission for a new marine aquaculture site north of Loch Odhairn, Isle of Lewis and is inviting the local community to share their views on the proposed development.

The proposal is for 5 pens (200m circumference)
and a feed barge, with associated moorings.

SEPA Aquaculture Regulatory Framework recommends that any proposed application for a marine aquaculture site should undergo a Screening Modelling and Risk Identification process. In this process SEPA identifies risks associated with releases of organic waste and medicines from the proposed farm.

This SEPA report is available online HERE

As part of the formal application process, Bakkafrost Scotland is hosting an online engagement event to present the conclusions of SEPA’s screening and risk assessment report and allow for further discussion and information sharing on the proposed development. Details of this public event are below.  

When: Tuesday August 23rd 2022

Time: 14:00 and 18:00

Location: Online (Microsoft Teams – link sent directly to interested parties)

This is an online engagement event and members of the local community are welcome to attend.

To register your interest in attending, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., stating which time slot you would like to attend. We ask that you please register to attend by Sunday 21st 2022 to be sure of admission.    

This is the first of a number of public consultation events and forms part of the pre-application discussion required before a SEPA permit application is submitted.