How a no-take zone revived a Scottish fishery devastated by dredgers

How a no-take zone revived a Scottish fishery devastated by dredgers Protecting the waters around the Isle of Arran against destructive trawling has led to a massive revival in marine species including king scallops, cod and lobstersAfter the government allowed trawlers to come closer to Scottish shores in 1984, the marine ecosystem around the Isle of Arran steadily collapsed, as bottom-trawlers and dredgers intensively combed the seabed with their vibrating spikes.Now, more than 30 years later and following the interventions of local residents, there has been a dramatic revival in species of mollusks and finfish. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/25/how-no-take-zones-revived-one-devastated-scottish-fishery-isle-of-arran