Fish populations in Europe have reached a level that is so low that going at sea becomes nonviable. The fishing industry is engaged in a technological race to dislodge the last fish from their hide. Rather than drastically reduce our fishing capacity to allow fish stocks to regenerate, Europe is on the verge of mainstreaming the use of electricity to catch fish more efficiently.
Electric fishing is booming in the North Sea, while its impacts are daunting. Yet, they remain largely unquantified, as few research institutes (except in the Netherlands) have invested in this scientific question.
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Small-scale and recreational fishers from Belgium, the UK, France and The Netherlands unanimously denounce electric pulse fishing for the impacts it has on the marine environment and their ability to pursue their fishing activities.