Comment posted Tourism industry says ‘Protect marine wildlife to protect our livelihoods’ by Jenny Meade.
almost lost track of the original theme of this discussion.
Scallop dredging is the most invasive practise of all when considering fish stocks for their future generation as well as for humans. I suggest you all have a look at the COAST (Community of Arran Seabed Trust) work in Lamlash Bay, which is a very small experimental No Take Zone (NTZ)
It is being monitored in great detail by SNH. A film also appeared on Panorama, showing the utter devastation of seabed which was formerly a protective habitat for young fish. I have actually talked to a number of very knowledgable ex. fishermen, you don’t need to be a Scientist to know that overfishing by an overpopulated world is the beginning of the end. I said to someone once that human population if exponentially increasing. They told me to think again, and I instantly realised that destruction of our environment will stop the theoretical exponential increase in population for good.
BOTTOM TRAWLING MUST BE BANNED!
And as the article sets out to tell us, and it’s a great pity that we have to be motivated by tourism, marine biodiversity must be protected at all costs, even if the few remaining fishermen lose their jobs. There are many other highly qualified individuals now on benefits because their former livlihoods have been crushed by big tax avoiding businesses,including oil, gas and electricity dealers. I’m one of them.
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Well we had 4 days without power on Bute last winter, and now Arran. At the AGM of the Scottish Islands Fed. on Mull last Sept. we had a work shop/discussion with Community Energy Scotland. One of the suggestions was that local power generation systems should have an option of closing off from the grid if necessary so that the power could be used locally. Sounds very sensible to me.Perhaps micro-generation and storage or PV operated systems should be encouraged. Nano technology or fibre optics could be employed. Just a pity that it’s always the large companies that have to take control of theses options. If there are any engineers out there who could offer feasible suggestions we would like to hear from them.
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Knocking down the walls sounds the best idea. Also renaming the rooms is an option.Make sure you have a lounge, a dining room, and a study before you start to count bedrooms.The list could be longer with imagination.
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Shouldn’t that have been YES THEY ARE STILL DIRECTORS OF SPFA?
I wonder what their legal requirements as company directors are? I would have thought they would have to stand down, or the SPFA should be publicly discredited.
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oh dear! I just hope he supports and encourages Marine Protected Areas for the benefit all all
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Too long under water with lack of oxygen!
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