Electric fishing kills 57% of the seabed’s population, study reveals

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Biodiversity, Bloom, Cefas, electric fishing, fishing, News, pulse fishing, seabed, United Kingdom|

The UK's Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science is due to publish a study according to which pulse trawling, also known as electric fishing, kills off more than half of the seabed species, while traditional fishing methods only impac...

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EU approves ban on electric pulse fishing from 2021

By |februar 14th, 2019|electric fishing, France, News, pulse trawling, The Netherlands|

The European Parliament and EU member states clinched an agreement late last night (13 February) over new technical conservation measures for fishing, which includes an EU-wide ban on the controversial pulse trawling starting from mid-2021.

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Dutch electric fishing in Brussels’ sights

By |februar 5th, 2019|electric fishing, European Anti-Fraud Office, fishing, martime affairs and fisheries, Netherlands, News, OLAF|

Following a complaint by the NGO BLOOM in October 2017, the European Commission is expected to initiate an infringement procedure against the Netherlands for illegally issuing licenses to trawlers engaging in electric fishing. EURACTIV France’s partner Journal de l’environnement reports.

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Electric sting: Dutch fleet reported for electrifying fish

By |oktober 4th, 2017|electric fishing, fishery, fishing, Netherlands, News, overfishing, pulse fishing|

The Netherlands has overissued licenses for ‘pulse fishing’, a practice the EU banned between 1998 and 2007, and has been reported to the European Commission. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.

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