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Montevideo, September 18th 2018 - 20:05 UTC

Tag: electric pulse fishing

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    European Parliament bans electric pulse fishing; rejection from Dutch fishermen

    Pulse fishing involves dragging electrically-charged lines just above the seafloor that shock marine life up from low-lying positions into trawling nets.

    The European Parliament called on Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on a larger scale. The parliament, the EU's only directly elected body, will now try to strike a compromise with the European Commission, the bloc's executive, and the European Council, which groups the 28 member states.