‘The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has  expressed disbelief and anger at the new management measures for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Scottish waters announced by the Scottish Government today (11 June).

The SFF maintains that the measures announced go far beyond the proportionate and evidential approach that was promised for the management arrangements of the MPA network

Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the SFF said: “We have over a long period worked with Marine Scotland and the statutory nature advisers SNH and JNCC to agree on a proportional, scientifically-based protection for features and habitats in Scottish waters, whilst avoiding at the same time gratuitous damage to the sustainable harvesting activities of our fishing fleet.  To read more go to:’


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