Media Releases : 2019

Number of releases found for the currently selected year : 32

SEPA’s new finfish aquaculture regulatory framework


date04 June 2019

A new firm, evidence-based regulatory framework has been introduced for Scotland’s finfish aquaculture sector by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), one of a number of organisations regulating the sector. The framework will further strengthen the protection of the marine environment for the people of Scotland. Read more

BBC Panorama response

BBC Panorama response

date20 May 2019

On 20th May 2019, BBC One’s flagship investigations documentary ‘Panorama’ will focus on the Scottish salmon industry. The Panorama programme, entitled ‘Salmon Farming Exposed’, will examine the environmental performance and practices of the industry. It also looks at the regulatory oversight of the industry, including SEPA’s role. Read more

Mossmorran flaring community update

Mossmorran flaring community update

date27 April 2019

On Saturday, 27 April, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency was informed by ExxonMobil Chemical Limited that elevated flaring had ceased. Exxon further advised ground flaring was continuing ‘above normal levels’ for a ‘short period’*. Read more

Last chance to find Scotland's green business champions

Last chance to find Scotland's green business champions

date23 April 2019

The search for Scotland’s best green businesses is drawing to a close with just a few weeks remaining to enter the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards and companies across Scotland are being encouraged to enter. Read more

Action against flooding


date06 February 2019

Communities across Scotland will benefit from more than £700,000 additional funding to improve flood protection. Read more