Rockall row: Sturgeon says Scotland is defending its interests

Scotland wants resolution to what it says is ‘illegal fishing in 19km zone around Rockall’

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has defended Scottish threats to Irish fishing boats around Rockall as “in line with our obligations to uphold international law”.

Asked if that meant arrests of fishermen, Ms Sturgeon replied: “We don’t want it to come to that”.

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