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This general licence allows authorised people to kill or take ruddy ducks (Oxyura jamaicensis) for conservation purposes. It also allows them to destroy or damage the ducks’ nests and eggs.
You are an authorised person if you’re:
the land owner, occupier or anyone authorised by the owner or occupier
authorised in writing by the local authority
authorised in writing by any England, Scotland or Wales conservation body, a district board for fisheries or local fisheries committee
authorised in writing by the Environment Agency, a water undertaker or a sewerage undertaker
You don’t need to apply for this general licence but you must meet its conditions and follow its instructions.
How you must use this licence
With this licence you can use a:
hand-held or hand-propelled net to take birds whilst not in flight