Displaying items by tag: Pulse Fishing
As TheJournal.ie reports, pulse fishing is a largely untested method of fishing that uses special nets threaded with electrical wires that ‘stun’ fish out of the seabed.
Developed in the Netherlands in 1992, that country is the biggest supporter of the method, amid claims that it uses almost half the energy of traditional trawling and provides for a bigger catch in shorter trips, as well as causing less damage to the seabed.
But Sinn Féin MEP and fisheries committee member Liadh Ní Riada echoed growing concerns over its untested nature, while the Irish Wildlife Trust signalled that the “development of industrial electrocution of marine life is a further indicator of chronic overfishing of our waters.”
TheJournal.ie has more on the story HERE.