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Seals: licence to kill or take them in rivers (A17 and LR17)

Apply for a licence to take or kill seals in rivers and find out how to report your actions.

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Application for a licence to kill or take seals from inland waters (A17)

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Report your actions (LR17)

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Details

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 info@marinemanagement.org.uk. 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.

Published 6 October 2014
Last updated 19 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added revised application form and report form.
  2. First published.