Most of Scotland’s key fish stocks have increased in size in recent years, while levels of exploitation have fallen significantly, a new report says.
NAFC Marine Centre
Danish, Dutch, Irish and French fishing vessels caught more than half the total catch netted by foreign boats in UK coastal waters between 2012 and 2014, a new report says.
A well-travelled shark was an unexpected catch for a Shetland boat fishing about 40 miles east of Lerwick.
Shetland’s NAFC Marine Centre has teamed up with fishers to deliver a wealth of information on key commercial stocks the northern North Sea.
The value of fish landings in Shetland soared last year as the quality of catches increased significantly.
Scottish fishermen have been saying for years they know as much and perhaps more about stocks than scientists - and new research shows they may be right.