Government leak reveals destruction of marine wildlife
Scotland has failed to meet a ten-year-old target to prevent damage to precious marine wildlife, according to a leaked Scottish Government report.
Scotland fails to protect marine wildlife from trawling, say government scientists
Marine conservation areas have failed to protect wildlife from the fishing industry, according to a study by Scottish Government scientists.
Shellfish businesses offered funding to cope with coronavirus crisis
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.
Squid trawlers under fire for entering protected waters
Squid trawlers have been accused of "sticking two fingers up to the Scottish Government" by entering protected waters off the Berwickshire coast.
Fines to rogue fishermen fall and illegal fishing escapes prosecution
The number of fines issued to rogue fishermen has decreased over the past three years while skippers caught fishing in protected waters have not been reported to the procurator fiscal, we can reveal.
Illegal fishing claims after 112 boats seen in Scotland’s protected waters
Over 100 boats were reportedly seen in protected fishing areas over the past four years, and campaigners say rogue fishermen are supplying a black market for seafood.
Video reveals damage by illegal scallop dredging off Jura
Video footage of damage to the seabed by illegal scallop dredging off Jura has been obtained by The Ferret, prompting calls for urgent enforcement action to be taken against rogue fisherman.
Scottish marine wildlife under threat from ‘smash and grab’ trawling
Marine wildlife in a vast area of ocean to the north of Scotland is at risk from trawlers because of a gaping loophole in international fishing regulations
Skipper of Scots boat fined for scallop dredging off Guernsey
The skipper of a scallop dredger registered in Scotland has been fined £1,000 after being caught fishing in territorial waters off Guernsey.