11 July 2018
A COMIC TO CALL FOR A DEFINITIVE BAN ON ELECTRIC FISHING IN EUROPE
11 July 2018
French humourist Capucine Dupuy and cartoonist Terreur Graphique denounce with force the scandal of electric fishing in a comic and invite citizens to call on their governments to adopt a full and definitive ban on electric fishing in Europe through the www.stopelectricfishing.org platform.
Since the vote of the European Parliament on 16 January 2018 in favour of a full and definitive ban on electric fishing in Europe, only France has taken a public stance in this sense, although it has not done the job so far to convince other Member States to follow suit. But while the crucial ‘Trilogue’ negotiations (between the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Council of the EU) that will decide the fate of electric fishing are suspended until September, rest assured that the Netherlands do mobilize all their diplomatic weight to avoid such a ban.
Small-scale fishers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have called for a ban on this technique. Their future is so bleak and their despair so great that they now dare denounce the moral and physical oppression from industrials. They are determined to fight until the end, until electric fishing is completely and definitively banned in Europe, so help them: ask your government to support a full and definitive ban on electric fishing: www.stopelectricfishing.org