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Licence for an individual to protect their fishery from fish-eating birds (A06 and A07)

Apply for a licence to kill or take fish-eating birds causing significant damage to a fishery and find out how to report your actions.

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 (LR06-07)

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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.

How to report your actions

You must report any actions you took using this licence on the report form (LR06-07) on this page. You must report no later than 30 April each year, even if you’ve taken no action. Send your completed form by post or email to Natural England using the details on the form.

You can also use the report form 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.