Consultation outcome

Invasive non-native species regulations: enforcement

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We received 128 responses to this consultation. We will now look to develop new sanctions to cover the restrictions laid out in the Regulation.

Original consultation


We are seeking your views on our plans to enforce the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation - includes introducing penalties in England and Wales.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals to introduce penalties to enforce the EU regulation on invasive non-native species. These penalties will apply to offences in England and Wales.

The EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation applies restrictions on invasive non-native species of most concern in Europe, including a ban on keeping and selling.

Published 9 January 2018
Last updated 3 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Summary of responses and government response added in English and Welsh.
  2. First published.