Electric fishing is new concept in European waters that the Dutch fishing companies would like to experiment with. However in an astonishing consequence the European Parliament voted against electric fishing and has put a ban on it that has denoted environmental interest as be relevant with legislation to rectify Europe’s fisheries. The suggested conclusion to “pulse trawling” where short sparks of electricity get flatfish out of the sediment and into nets, is a principle discontentment to Dutch fishing companies, which have a large share of investments in the technology. They profess its somewhat detrimental to marine ecosystems than conventional bottom trawling and conserve energy. But some environmentalists acclaim the parliament’s decision.
Various analysts had prophesized European Parliament would only approve clambering up pulse trawling. Marloes Kraan, an anthropologist at Wageningen Marine Research in IJmuiden, the Netherlands said that he was bewildered frankly. Pim Visser, director of VisNed, a trawling trade group in Urk, the Netherlands said that they had prepared themselves for the worst, but the ban was a total not bargained for occurrence.
BLOOM Association an environmental league in Paris has conducted a crusade to cease pulse trawling, announced the vote an immense triumph for the ocean, small scale fishers, and Europe. BLOOM is concerned that pulse trawling hurts nontarget marine life; fishing groups in other EU countries are consistently become angrier in relation to contention from the Dutch pulse trawlers. Other nongovernmental organizations, however, including Greenpeace Netherlands, say pulse trawling has agreed to extend sustainability and that stopping it now would castigate the fishing industry for innovating.