Fisherman found guilty of illegal dredging off Scotland’s north west coast

Skipper Alex Murray was convicted yesterday following a three-day trial at Stornoway Sheriff Court. The 56-year-old of Lewis was in charge of the F/V Star of Annan while it was operating within the Wester Ross Marine Protection Area. Sheriff Gordon Lamont deferred sentence for two weeks at the same court. Murray had denied a charge of dredging for scallops in the banned area on 18th July 2019. During the trial he maintained the fishing equipment was stuck underneath the vessel and could not be properly hauled back in due to engine and hydraulic machinery problems. >click to read< 09:03

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