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Independent review of Scottish aquaculture consenting - Scottish Government Response

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJanuary 11, 2017


ISBN 978 1 78652 722 6 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 261009

This document is also available in pdf format (193KB)


An errata was published on 22/02/2017 at pdf page 6, section Our Response to the 5 Longer-Term Options, paragraph 3.18. Text has been updated to read: Industry members of the CWG noted their desire for further discussion about an alternative consenting system for aquaculture, with consideration given to a marine locational consenting system outwith the terrestrial planning system. They noted a possible option might be the retention of a separate CAR licence (for discharges from the farm) as the operation of these two separate consents were considered to provide the most efficient and effective system and would enable future proofing of the consenting process.

The pdf and html have both been updated within the document to reflect this change.


1. Background
2. Our Response to the 8 Quick Wins
3. Our Response to the 5 Longer-Term Options
4. Next Steps