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Scotland’s Great Barrier Reef affected by illegal fishing

Even though the waters off Scotland’s west coast, home to some of the richest marine habitats around any of the more than 5,000 British Isles are under strict protection, the staggering biodiversity of Scotland’s west coast still remains at risk. In fact, Wester Ross, a place called Scotland’s answer to the Great Barrier Reef and a powerhouse of biodiversity, an algae forest sheltering millions and millions of baby fish and protects them from predators is still under threat due to illegal industrial fishing.

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Maritime museum to restore historic Scottish vessels

Scotland presents its initiative on collaborating with Edel McCarthy and the Scottish Maritime Museum, with the aim of restoring Scotland's nationally important vessels. The restoration projects include the renovation of the 1884 Vagrant, the oldest known yacht created by renowned Scots boat designer William Fife. It is thought to be the oldest surviving Clyde-built racing yacht.

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