Marine Conservation Society
More than half of Scotland’s most popular beaches have been contaminated with sewage in breach of safety limits this summer.
Scottish ministers have been accused of breaking their promise to uphold European environmental rules by “legalising” the dumping of dead fish at sea.
At least 25 beaches across Scotland have been contaminated with sewage in breach of safety limits in June and July.
Scotland has failed to meet a ten-year-old target to prevent damage to precious marine wildlife, according to a leaked Scottish Government report.
As many as 30 beaches across Scotland have been polluted in breach of sewage safety limits so far this summer, according to official monitoring.
Marine conservation areas have failed to protect wildlife from the fishing industry, according to a study by Scottish Government scientists.
Ten popular bathing waters around the southern Scottish coastline are so badly contaminated with human and animal faeces that they are a danger to public health.
Scotland is failing to meet international targets to prevent wildlife from becoming extinct, according to the latest assessment for the Scottish Government.
Mounting evidence on plastic wastes contaminating beaches, polluting the oceans and harming wildlife is putting pressure on industry.