OUR MARINE ECOSYSTEMS AND FISHERMEN ARE FACING A CRISIS. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Electric fishing is threatening fish stocks and our coastal economies. Electric current should NEVER be used for commercial fishing under any circumstances. Electric fishing is banned in many parts of the world, including in China, but no longer in Europe.
To help us protect our fish stocks, our future and coastal fishermen around Europe, we urge you to call on your public decision-makers to support the full and definitive prohibition of electric fishing in Europe. We, citizens, must ensure there is no gap between their political speeches and acts, and demand accountability, transparency and consistency. This platform also offers you a new modality of interaction: leave your mail and engage with a politician of your choice day after day!
To know more about electric fishing, read our information document here.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Click on your country to find out how to call on decision-makers to ban electric fishing in Europe – it will take no more than a minute to make a huge difference!
THE NORTH SEA IS BEING ELECTROCUTED!
Every day and even night, Dutch fishing vessels in the North Sea drag heavy electric trawls along the seabed. They damage marine habitats and electrocute all marine life, indiscriminately.
The electric current impacts both the hatching of eggs and survival of juvenile fish. Industrial electric trawlers discard up to 70% of their catch: it’s an ecological disaster! The electric shock causes such violent, uncontrolled convulsions in fish that up to 70% of large cod are left with a fractured spine and internal bleeding.
Coastal fishers using traditional low impact techniques who fish in the same area as Dutch electric trawlers have never seen anything like it. They speak of a “desert” and a “graveyard” after the passage of an electric trawler…
Electric fishing doesn’t just devastate marine ecosystems: it brings small-scale fishers and family businesses to bankruptcy. This could well be the final straw for small-scale coastal fishers.
Those who fish in the most sustainable way are going out of business because of irresponsible public decision-making. European institutions MUST prohibit electric fishing in Europe to save the future of our ocean and coastal economies before it’s too late.
To save the ocean, traditional fishers and regional economies
TAKE ACTION NOW.
We need your help. You can make a difference. Every voice counts. Join us to save the North Sea ecosystems from further carnage through electrocution.