As a marine pilot in Sullom Voe, a major deep water harbour in Shetland, Stuart Balfour is one of many residents on the islands who profit from the oil industry. But his outlook is different from most. While his day job is spent working for the council manoeuvring tankers through the tricky waters of the harbour, his free time is spent devising a zero-emission future that could revolutionise the fishing industry.

Stuart comes from a long line of fishermen. His relatives worked on whaling boats or were in the merchant navy. “I grew up hearing their stories,” he says. “I had to go to sea. Ever ...


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