Pulse fishing

Pulse fishing is a fisheries management technique for preventing fish stocks from being overfished by periodically permitting a cycle of fishing followed by a fallow period which allows stocks to reconstitute.[1] It should not to be confused with electric pulse fishing which is a fishing technique which involves pulsing electric currents.[2]


  1. Da Rocha JM, Gutiérrez MJ and Antelo LT (2013) "Selectivity, pulse fishing and endogenous lifespan in Beverton-Holt models" Environmental and Resource Economics, 54 (1): 139–154.
  2. Renders E, Decostere A, Polet H, Vincx M and Verschueren B (2011) "Assessment of electric pulse fishing as an environment friendly fishing method in the North Sea"
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