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Eco-Fish Consultants Ltd

Eco-Fish Consultants Ltd. was established in 2011 and is now a leading consultancy that provides a scientifically robust and fully integrated consultancy service for ecology & ornithology, hydrology, fisheries, and marine/offshore (inc. bio-acoustics).

With the main operational office in Scotland (Hamilton), as well as technical scientists/experts operating from various locations across the UK and Ireland (inc. Anglesey in Wales), they are fast becoming the consultancy of choice.

Eco-Fish Consultants Ltd. is fully registered, as a supplier on the Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB) (Ref. 087045), for the following products and services: Hydrology & Hydrogeology Consultancy, Scientific Consultancy, Environmental Impact Surveys, Harbour & Marine Consultancy, Fisheries Consultancy and Offshore Consultancy.

Services and features

Scientifically robust and fully integrated consultancy services for ecology & ornithology, hydrology, fisheries, and marine/offshore (inc. bio-acoustics).

Facilities: A main operational office located in central Scotland with employees available to work across a range of locations (including Fife).

People: A very strong team of professionally qualified ecologists, ornithologists, hydrologists, fisheries scientists, marine biologists/ecologists and bio-acousticians (many qualified to PhD level or with CEnv status).

Technology: In 2015, Eco-Fish Consultants Ltd. was voted as the Best Full-Spectrum Ecology Company in the UK (The Technology Innovator Awards – 2015).This was awarded due to Eco-Fish developing its own technology for a bio-acoustics project relating to marine mammal mitigation on a harbour project.

Previous work

Wind energy

Forthwind Offshore Wind -
- Baseline marine wildlife monitoring surveys and data analysis, conducted over a 12-month period
- Accurately assessing distribution and abundance of seabird and marine mammal species at the site (ESAS and MMO)
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and possible future requirement for deployment of PAM technology and monitoring

Marine energy

Rampion Offshore Wind -
- Provision of MMO and PAM services together with acoustic sub-sea systems to monitor, mitigate and minimise the impact on marine mammals while conducting piling operations
- Advice given to crew on agreed mitigation protocols to ensure compliance
- Continuous 24-hour watch system was put in place

Oil and gas

Dunlin Platform (decommissioning) -
- Provision of Client Rep services on the Dunlin Platform
- Client and Project Team Meetings, Supervising Offshore Environmental / Habitat / Visual (ROV) Baseline Surveys, Maintaining and Register of Survey Effort and Samples and Preparing Client Reports

Power generation

CHP Plant Tullis Russel, Markinch -
- Provision river/fisheries habitat walkover survey (inc. determination of Fish Utilisation Potential (FUP) and Fisheries Habitat Quality (FHQ)
- Monitoring aquatic invertebrates (kick sampling and lab analysis) ands fish fauna (electrofishing techniques)
- Measured water quality within the River Leven
- All in support of the construction of a combined heat and power plant


Nigg South Quayside -
- Provision of MMO and PAM services
- Development of marine mammal conservation plans and protocols
- Ensuring compliance with plans, licenses, and planning conditions
- Wildlife monitoring (Wintering and Breeding Birds, Cetaceans/Seals, Migratory/Marine Fish
- EcIA and Mitigation and HRA (Cromarty Firth SPA and Moray Firth SAC)

Quality accreditations/approvals

Achilles - 4.6.10 Hydrology & Hydrogeology Consultancy 4.6.17 Scientific Consultancy 4.6.23 Environmental Impact Surveys 4.6.32 Harbour & Marine Consultancy 4.6.37 Fisheries Consultancy 4.6.51 Offshore Consultancy

Services offered

  • Civil works
  • Feasibility study
  • Monitoring equipment

About this supplier

Eco-Fish Consultants Ltd
Suite 5
Waverley House
Caird Park

Contact: Richard McMullan, Company Director
Tel: 07544536081

Market sectors

  • Offshore wind
  • Oil and gas
  • Onshore wind
  • Solar and PV
  • Subsea
  • Wave and tidal

Typical project values

  • Less than £100k
  • £100k-£500k
  • £500k-£1m

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