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White-clawed crayfish: licence to catch them to carry out maintenance (CL23)

Register for a licence to catch and relocate white-clawed crayfish for maintenance work on waterbodies and find out how to report your actions.

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Registration form (CL23a)

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Report your actions (LR23)

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Licence to catch and relocate white-clawed crayfish to maintain waterbodies (licence CL23)

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Details

This licence allows you to catch and relocate white-clawed crayfish (also called Atlantic stream crayfish) between 1 July and 30 September to maintain waterbodies, such as rivers, lakes, ponds and canals.

You can catch white-clawed crayfish by:

Register to use this licence

You must register with Natural England before you can use licence CL23. Send your completed registration form (CL23a) by email or post to:

Wildlife licensing

Natural England
Horizon House
Deanery Road

Bristol
BS1 5AH

You don’t need to register if you have a personal survey licence.

How to report your actions

You must report your actions taken using this licence each year. Send your completed report form (LR23) to Natural England by 31 January each year using the details on the form.

You must also submit details of any crayfish found to the Biological Records Centre.

Licence renewal

By returning your report form each year you’ve renewed your licence. You should check for any amendments to the terms and conditions of use on the latest published version of this licence.

Published 1 January 2016
Last updated 1 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2018
  2. Annual licence update 2017.
  3. First published.