Thursday 13 December 2018 / 4:20 PM Luke Pollard

Electric pulse fishing ban plan – Luke Pollard responds

Luke Pollard MP, Labour’s Shadow Fisheries Minister, responding to Government plans to ban electric pulse fishing following a Labour amendment to the Fisheries Bill, said:

“The assurance from the Minister to ban electric pulse fishing shows that Labour’s pressure to protect our oceans is working. It is about time this government acted to end such a destructive and untested form of fishing, which wreaks havoc on marine life.

“Fishers say the sea is a graveyard after the electric pulse beams pass through. We cannot allow this to continue. Labour will be keeping a close eye on the Government and will bring our amendment back if Ministers break their promise.”