Tag: fishing

Highly Protected Marine Areas Scheme Scrapped

a set of creels on the shoreline

“We welcome that the Scottish Government appears to have listened to businesses and communities and recognised that its policy on Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) covering at least 10% of our seas is flawed and should be scrapped.” Elspeth Macdonald, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

Scottish Government Commits to Working With Communities over HPMAs

statue of a fisherman in Storonoway harbour

“I have never known my constituency to be apparently so unanimously opposed to any single policy as this one in all my time serving as their MSP. That opposition is not only from those who are involved in the fishing industry—literally everyone locally who has spoken or written to me on the issue has expressed total opposition to the proposals as they stand.” Alasdair Allan SNP MSP, Na h- Eileanan an Iar