The Times, UK: Trawlers Head for ban on shock fishing


The Times, UK, January 17, 2018: Trawlers head for ban on shock fishing by Ben Webster.

MEPs voted by 402 votes to 232 yesterday for a total ban on “pulse fishing”, which the European Commission says needs to be used partly in order to study its impact.

Our Fish, which campaigns for sustainable fishing, said: “Today’s vote by the European parliament is a huge win for European seas, low impact fishers and the public. It also shows that new fishing methods must be studied on the basis of independent science before they can be pushed out for commercial use.”