Bird colonies are being “decimated” by avian flu, Scottish Greens rural affairs spokesperson Ariane Burgess said today.
Raising a topical question in the Scottish Parliament, Ms Burgess called for greater clarity about what action is being taken to address this concerning issue.
Speaking afterwards, Ariane Burgess MSP said:
“Gannet and Great Skua populations in Shetland are being decimated as we speak. Gannet colonies are strewn with dead birds, fishers are seeing carcasses floating at sea and they are washing up all around the coastline.