Licence to kill or take fish-eating birds causing significant damage to a fishery.
You may get a licence to kill or take wild birds if there’s no other satisfactory way to prevent serious damage to fisheries or inland waters.
This licence applies to:
- cormorants (use form A06)
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.