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January 15, 2018 - The Journal.ie

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

THE IRISH WILDLIFE Trust (IWT) is urging Irish members of the European Parliament to vote against a proposal to allow electric pulse fishing to become normal practice across the EU. 

This practice, described by the IWT as “industrial-scale electrocution of marine life”, involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the sea life in its path.

GruntVegan: Electric pulse fishing is a fishing technique sometimes used in trawl fisheries which produces a limited electric field above the seabed to catch fish. The pulse trawl fishery is mainly aimed at flatfish like sole.

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