from Sunday Herald, 22 December 2013
CHEF'S DEMAND AN END TO THE 'IDIOCY' OF ELECTRIC FIHING FOR RAZOR CLAMS
Hundreds of tonnes of shellfish are being illegally electrocuted around Scotland’s shores by fishing boats trying to make a fast buck – and it’s got to end. That is the blunt message this weekend from celebrity chefs and food experts, who are demanding a tough government crackdown on electro-fishing for razor clams. “This idiocy must stop,” they declare in a joint letter to the Sunday Herald.
Shocking the seabed forces razor clams out of their burrows so that thousands can be harvested relatively easily. But it also kills marine wildlife, breaking the spines of fish, causing internal bleeding and respiratory failure.... http://www.robedwards.com/2013/12/chefs-demand-an-end-to-the-idiocy-of-electric-fishing-for-razor-clams.html