‘Electric pulse fishing’ is illegal and it’s turning the ocean into a graveyard — here’s why fishermen are doing it anyway

The controversial fishing technique involves pulling a net loaded with electrodes across the sea to produce an electric field in the water.

It then shocks fish on the sea floor, making them float up and easier for fishermen to catch. The method has been observed taking place in some of the world’s most protected marine areas. Here’s what it looks like, according to French marine charity BLOOM:

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