Fishing industry to meet politicians over discarded gear issue

Discarded fishing equipment will be the focus of a public meeting next week to be attended by both MP Alistair Carmichael and MSP Beatrice Wishart.

The event next Friday has been organised by Fishing Forward, a group dedicated to highlighting difficulties facing the industry, particularly that caused by vessels discarding redundant fishing gear into the sea.

This in turn, say Fishing Forward, is having a huge impact on wildlife and the health of the oceans in general.

The event takes place at 11am in Islesburgh Community Centre with the group hoping for a good community representation from those who care for the health of the sea and the industry.


Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.