1 Nov 2019

The illegal industrial fishing damaging Scotland’s ‘Great Barrier Reef’

Chief Correspondent

The crystal-clear waters off Scotland’s west coast are some of the richest marine habitats around any of our 5,000-plus British Isles. Small wonder the places where the ancient quahogs live and the vital maerl forests thrive, are under strict protection. Or are they?

Our chief Correspondent Alex Thomson reports from Wester Ross, a place they call Scotland’s answer to the Great Barrier Reef which is under threat from illegal industrial fishing.