• 'Electric pulse fishing' is illegal and it's turning the ocean into a graveyard - here's why fishermen are doing it anyway

    7 monthes ago - By Chron

    BBC Newsnight/Business Insider
    Some fishermen in Europe have been using the controversial technique of electric pulse fishing.
    The method involves pulling a net loaded with electrodes across the sea to produce an electric field in the water.
    This shocks fish up from the sea floor - making them easier to catch.
    The electricity stuns all fish in its vicinity, and can break the spines of, or even kill, other fish.
    A recent investigation found fishermen using electric pulse fishing in Dogger Bank, a conservation area off the UK coast.
    British fishermen reportedly said the North Sea looked like...
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