The Sunday Post (Inverness)

Oil threat to fisheries


Fishermen on the east coast of Caithness are worried about plans by Corallian Energy Ltd to drill for oil in the area.

George Carter and other Lybster fishermen say their livelihood­s will be at risk when the oil exploratio­n begins this week, with a jack-up drilling rig being placed off the coast at Mid Clyth.

Mr Carter believes the oil drilling could upset the marine eco-system and cause the disappeara­nce of crabs, eels, cod and haddock from the area.

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