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Why Scottish fishermen are sick of unsolicited climate advice ahead of COP26 by Philippa Gerrard October 26,2021   |  Source: Press and Journal

Unlike most industries, the most immediate climate threat facing Scotland’s fishermen is not the pressing need to reduce their carbon emissions.

Instead, they say they are facing an increasing battle against red tape. The restrictions being put in place by people who know little about the reality of modern fishing in Scotland.

And if it continues, it could put an end to Scotland’s reputation as one of the most important fishing nations the world has ever seen.

In the meantime, fishermen themselves have been slowly making inroads on their carbon footprint.

Old boats are being retired and replaced with new vessels. These incorporate high tech improvements to hull and propulsion design. And also ultra-fuel efficient engines to create less drag and more power. They also use less fuel.

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