The fish find it really shocking

So, there you are a sole or plaice lying happily on the sea-bed when someone electrocutes you – well almost. You just now it must be the Dutch!

Those relentless harvesters of the sea the men (and women) of Holland have come up with a new wheeze to sweep the seas clean and its environmentally sound they say.

Instead of trawling the sea floor with all the damage that causes just pass a gentle current a few feet from the sea-bed and hey presto the plaice (etc) are in the net. Some call it the ‘fracking of the sea’ but that may be to harsh and early a judgement.

Its experimental at this stage and has been for some years but as this BBC documentary item on last night’s Newsnight asked:

‘Does it really take almost eighty large trawlers for an experiment over many years’

The experiment goes on the good (Fishing) burghers of the Netherlands get rich – The fish well they just find it shocking!

There is a clip at this link but to really get your head around this you need to watch last night’s Newsnight item in full on iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05bz1xc
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ip…/episode/b0917h3x/newsnight-09082017

Image: One of the ‘79’ electro pulse fishing vessels in Holland involved in the ‘research’. She’s ‘researching’ away between the Dutch coast and Lowestoft as this is written.

BERNARD MOFFATT

pp Celtic League

10/08/17

 

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