Microplastics found in 80 per cent of Scottish coastal waters in last two years
Data released under freedom of information law shows the results of sampling for microplastics in Scottish seas in 2021 and 2022.
Scottish Government ‘breaking promise’ on EU dead fish dumping rules￼
Scottish ministers have been accused of breaking their promise to uphold European environmental rules by “legalising” the dumping of dead fish at sea.
‘Fiasco’ over missing Clyde cod study
A study relied upon by Scottish ministers to help protect devastated cod populations in the Clyde has gone missing, prompting accusations of a “fiasco”.
Greens ‘sold out to the devil’ on fishing in pact with SNP
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.
‘Revolving door’ between government and fishing industry criticised as ex-civil servant takes top role
A former civil servant with the Scottish Government has taken on a prominent role with the Scottish White Fish Producers Association (SWFPA) to replace a fisherman fined for illegal dredging.
Scotland’s largest fishing organisation refuses to clarify role of illegal dredger
Scotland’s largest fishing organisation has refused to confirm if it has removed a fisherman from one of its committees after he was fined in court for illegal dredging
Revealed: protected waters at centre of illegal scallop dredging allegations
The locations of protected waters around Scotland where illegal scallop dredging allegedly took place during lockdown have been obtained by The Ferret following a freedom of information request.
Marine Scotland accused of creating ‘environmental disaster’ by fishing mismanagement
Marine Scotland has been accused of over-seeing "an environmental disaster" by mismanagement of inshore fishing areas where prawns and langoustines are caught.
Six boats investigated for illegal scallop dredging since March
Six fishing boats entitled to nearly £22,000 of taxpayers’ money from Covid-19 relief funding have been investigated for illegal scallop dredging.