Electronic fishing for lucrative razor clams could be legalised as ministers consider applying for exemption from EU laws

Scottish fisherman have been lobbying ministers for a rule change, while police have warned that gangs working off the coast of Argyll have flouted the law by using the technique to illegally capture the costly clams, a gastronomic delicacy which can attract high prices in Europe and the Far East. A controversial technique, which sees electrodes trailing from boats shock razor clams in the seabed causing them to rise up where they are easily collected by divers, has been banned across Europe since 1998 when all fishing using electricity was outlawed Read the rest here 23:09

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