Predation by Cormorants and Goosanders

13 Nov

We all have views on the damage caused to fish in our rivers and still water fisheries by cormorants and goosanders.  There is now an opportunity for us to do something about it – here is an extract from the AT website:

“The Angling Trust and the Avon Roach Project have campaigned jointly for more than seven years to have the cormorant placed on the ‘General Licence’ enabling the legal right to better protect our vulnerable inland fish populations.

We have pushed for a review of the current woefully inadequate, restrictive and inflexible licensing regime, and now, finally, we have the opportunity to achieve the changes we seek and to better protect our fisheries. The Wild Birds General Licence Survey runs until December 5th and we need as many people as possible to take part by following the link and guidance below.”

If you want to read the whole article, it is here

You can find the survey here

 

To help with completing the survey The Angling Trust has produced a concise set of guidance notes which is attached as a PDF.AT suggested response

 

It might take you ten minutes or so to complete this survey, but please do this!  It is a great chance to change the licencing and allow better control of cormorants and goosanders.