Turbines: Holyrood ‘failing to protect fisheries’

By Jamie Buchan

Published: 10/02/2014

FISHING leaders have accused the Scottish Government of failing to protect the industry from a boom in offshore windfarms.

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has warned that a new national marine strategy for Scotland appears to favour renewable developments over fishing.

It is feared the proposed plan could threaten fishermen’s livelihoods unless a balance is reached and could even take away their centuries-old right to fish.

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