Calls for EU to reinstate ban on 'destructive' electric pulse fishing

Campaigners say it causes unnecessary suffering but those in favour of method say it is less damaging than trawling

Groups representing small-scale fishing fleets across Europe have called on the European Union to reinstate a ban on fishing using electrical pulses, which they say is a destructive method.

However, others have called for the technique to continue, saying it causes less disturbance than methods such as trawling the bottom of the seabed.

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