You must apply for a licence to kill or take seals in rivers. If you need to kill or take seals for any other reason, you must contact the Marine Management Organisation. Email email@example.com. MMO helpline
0300 123 1032.
You must complete form (A17) to apply for this licence. You must include the actions that you intend to take with the licence. Send your completed form to Natural England using the details on the form.
Licences are free. Natural England will decide whether to issue a licence within 30 working days of receiving your application.
How to report your actions
You must report any actions you took using this licence on the report form (LR17) on this page. You must report no later than 2 weeks after your licence expires, even if you’ve taken no action. Send your completed form by post or email to Natural England using the details on the form.