Anger over reports of illegal scallop dredging



An investigation has been launched by Marine Scotland after reports of suspected illegal scallop dredging in the protected waters of the Firth of Lorn.
The move comes as pressure mounts on the Scottish Government to stop the destruction of the seabed from illegal fishing, amid concerns that dredging is on the increase.
David Ainsley, 61, a diver from the Isle of Seil, told a recent meeting of “concerned parties” in Oban that he took video footage and photos of a boat, complete with dredging gear, in the Firth of Lorn on 18 and 19 November.
Mr Ainsley, a wildlife boat tour operator who has... read more

 
6 December 2018 in Environment, Views: 46
Source: Scotsman
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