Fuming fishermen say SNP and Green politicians are not telling the truth about Scotland’s bountiful seas

Fishermen in Shetland say that the extent of biodiversity loss in Scottish seas seas has been greatly exaggerated by Scottish Government ministers and others. To help “debunk myths and misleading claims about the industry”, the Shetland Fisherman’s Association (SFA) has published the latest of its ‘Fishy Falsehood’ papers. It points to clear evidence that marine species are continuing to thrive in Scottish seas. The SNP/Scottish Green executive has paused its hugely controversial Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) proposals, which would’ve banned fishing in 10 per cent of Scottish coastal waters. Green MSP Arianne Burgess summed up the motivation for the ban when she said: “In Scotland and across the world nature is in crisis, with many species facing extinction.” >>click to read<< 10:53

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