Commissioner questioned on pulse gear evidence
Dutch MEPs plan to re-open the debate on pulse fishing

Commissioner questioned on pulse gear evidence

According to Dutch MEP Peter van Dalen, scientific reports published by ICES make it clear that pulse trawling has a significantly lower impact on the environment than conventional beam trawling.…

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France and Belgium ban pulse fishing
France and Belgium have both legislated ahead of the electrical fishing phase-out to outlaw pulse fishing in their 12-mile zones

France and Belgium ban pulse fishing

Both France and Belgium have pre-empted the phasing out of electric fishing in the North Sea by introducing prohibitions on electric fishing in their national waters. In France the ban…

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Dutch pulse trawlers switch to twin-rigging
UK-flagged pulse trawler Northern Joy H-225 has switched to twin-rigging. Image: Willem den Heijer

Dutch pulse trawlers switch to twin-rigging

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Dutch pulse trawlers have been facing very poor catches since the end of last year, and they believe that prevailing northerly winds have caused changes to the seabed which affects…

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Dutch fleet faces fishing gear shortage
Minister Carola Schouten has quashed hopes of pulse fishing being re-examined. Image: VisNed

Dutch fleet faces fishing gear shortage

The Dutch demersal sector has been let in no doubt that the decision on pulse fishing will be implemented, and the prospect of a review at European level is slim,…

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Dutch fleet takes stock after pulse ban vote
Europe’s fishermen need to work together, with more understanding for each other, says EMK’s Job Schot. Image: EMK

Dutch fleet takes stock after pulse ban vote

A #ZwarteDinsdag (#BlackTuesday) hashtag has begun to make an appearance following last week’s vote in the European Parliament to include a ban on pulse fishing with the new Technical Measures…

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EU Parliament axes pulse gear
Fishermen from all over Holland travelled to Strasbourg to be present, and to demonstrate outside the Parliament. Image: VisNed

EU Parliament axes pulse gear

The end of pulse fishing came yesterday with a vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg in which MEPs voted through a raft of measures, including the decision to outlaw…

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