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Licence for an individual to protect their fishery from fish-eating birds

Licence to kill or take fish-eating birds causing significant damage to a fishery.

Documents

Application for a licence to kill or take cormorants causing serious damage to fisheries (A06)

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Application for a licence to kill or take fish-eating birds causing serious damage to fisheries (A07)

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Report your actions under this licence

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Details

You may get a licence to kill or take wild birds if there’s no other satisfactory way to prevent serious damage to your fishery or inland waters.

This licence applies to:

  • cormorants (use form A06)
  • goosanders
  • mergansers
  • herons

There’s a separate licence to protect fisheries from damage by otters.

Report action taken

You need to report any action you took under these licences using the report form on this page. You should do this no later than 30 April each year, even if you’ve taken no action.

This form is also used to renew your licence.

Published 14 April 2015
Last updated 16 July 2015 + show all updates
  1. Replaced cormorant application form (A06) with revised version.
  2. First published.