Marine conservation areas have failed to protect wildlife from the fishing industry, according to a study by Scottish Government scientists.
Squid trawlers have been accused of "sticking two fingers up to the Scottish Government" by entering protected waters off the Berwickshire coast.
Energy, fishing and other industries that profit from the sea would have to pay to help save marine wildlife under a scheme being put forward by environmentalists.
Evidence that thousands of offences by Scottish fishing boats have gone unpunished has prompted accusations that the industry is being “let off the hook” by the Scottish Government.
An intelligence network aimed at helping hundreds of fishermen avoid getting caught fishing illegally has been condemned as “blatant piracy”.