Ferret Fact Service looked at the state-of-play in Scotland's marine protection.
The two parties are in a row over Scotland's first 'no take zone' at Lamlash Bay, with both accusing each other of spreading misinformation.
Ferret Fact Service explains the controversy over highly protected marine areas.
Scottish ministers have been accused of breaking their promise to uphold European environmental rules by “legalising” the dumping of dead fish at sea.
A study relied upon by Scottish ministers to help protect devastated cod populations in the Clyde has gone missing, prompting accusations of a “fiasco”.
The trucks are lined up on the beach, rear doors open towards the ocean. On the sand there are piles of empty crates, and every now and then a worker takes one and goes to meet the small coloured pirogues that reach the beach loaded with fish.
The Scottish Greens have “sold out to the devil” by failing to prevent fishing trawlers from damaging the seabed around Scotland, creel fishermen have claimed.
A claim by Conservative party politicians that Brexit let the UK Government end "pulse fishing" is Mostly True.
Shellfish businesses across Scotland have been offered emergency financial help by ministers on the eve of a report by The Ferret revealing the crisis facing prawn and scallop fishermen.