In Paris, the capital of France, the trade or consumption of fish caught on rivers and lakes has been banned for a long time.
In Paris, the capital of France, the trade or consumption of fish caught on rivers and lakes has been banned for a long time. In the near future, taking fish and fishing in the French capital may be completely banned.
Currently, in Paris, the consumption and sale of fish caught from the Seine has been banned. In the next few days, it is likely that taking fish or fishing at river ports or boats in the French capital will be banned.
Prohibition of taking fish and fishing in Paris is receiving strong support from organizations that protect animals through propaganda campaigns on the streets and on cyberspace.
In addition, some members of the city government also support this. Danielle Simonnet, a member of the Paris City Council, commented, “This is a good thing, we do not eat these fish for health reasons, so why allow fishing on lakes and rivers? Paris ”.
However, fishing is an entertainment activity, so the ban on fishing and fishing in Paris suffers many objections, especially from members of fishing clubs and service providers this activity.
It is expected that from 20 to 23 September, at the Paris City Council meeting, the city government will make a decision on this issue. Previously, in 2010, the consumption and trade of fish in the Seine, Marne and many small rivers in Paris and Ile-de-France were banned.
River water in this area is believed to be contaminated with PCBs, a toxic substance for human health, used in previous industrial activities.
PCBs were banned dozens of years ago but still exist in sediments, especially at the bottom of rivers in Paris and surrounding areas.