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Elektric pulse fishing in the North Sea: historic context and current regulations

Added on 2019-12-17
What once started as an investigation into an environmentally friendly and fuel-saving alternative to traditional beam trawling in the late 1970s, ends in July 2021 in a ban on pulse fishing in all waters of the European Union. In the Belgian and French 12-mile zone, this ban has been in place since August 14 2019. In this way, the competitive interactions between pulse fishing and other fisheries encouraged by the previous legislation disappeared. However, scientific research has not yet reached a consensus on the impact of pulse fishing on the marine environment. The European Union therefore allows future research into the technology of pulse fishing under strict conditions. A Policy Information Brief by ILVO, UGent and VLIZ outlines the current state of research into pulse fishing in the North Sea. It covers technological, legal, ecological and socio-economic aspects, and objectively discusses the effects of pulse fishing.

Photo: © ILVO

The Policy Information Brief 'Elektric pulse fishing in the North Sea' is only available in Dutch.
 

Link: www.vliz.be/nl/catalogus?module=ref&refid=319652



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