EU is allowing Dutch trawlermen to ELECTROCUTE fish in BRITISH waters despite BAN

The paper by the EU’s Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries said the effect of pulse fishing on non-target species was still unknown.

And it concluded with a recommendation the possible use of the technology be explored further, but added: “There are a number of issues that need to be resolved before any derogation can be granted.”

The report was discovered after an investigation by a team of environmental charities, including the UK-based Blue Marine Foundation which works to promote sustainable fishing.

The groups have now written to Karmenu Vella, the EU’s fisheries commissioner, to demand an end to the exemptions.

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