April 13, 2021
Crisis in our seas.
Last week I attended an election hustings organised by Our Seas. It was a well organised but dispiriting affair. Dispiriting because the apparent failures of Scottish Government to protect our marine environment became increasingly evident during the course of the evening, as did the lack of ambition and, in some cases basic understanding, from most of the candidates about what needs to happen. There was no shortage of passion in the audience but these are currently not the voices being heard in the corridors of power. This crisis is unfolding out of sight but we shall all suffer its consequences.