Over the side is not over

I open this with a question. Of all of you good people who took part in the Voar Redd Up this year did you notice a new type of waste coving our shores?

I am referring to the black plastic spikes used by the mussel industry to split the ropes open. Is there a better way to split these ropes? Could these be recycled or attached with string? I thought “over the side was over”, but in the Quarff, Scalloway and Papa Redd Ups I was involved in, bits of string/rope/net and plastic spikes were the greatest polluter. Congratulations to everybody who took part in this great event.

Perhaps the bags and gloves should be funded by the fishing/mussel industry rather that Sullom Voe?

Luke Holt
Mid Setter,
Wester Quarff.


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  • Mike Bennett

    • May 8th, 2015 14:45

    Lots of spikes last few years on Sandsound beach but very few this year. Well done to the “Sandsound Crew” for a good Redd Up.


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