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Statutory suspension of wildfowling in severe weather: Review of past winter weather and actions 1992

Freshwater Terrestrial Human Activities JNCC Publications Pressures Recreational activities 0963-8091 Birds Birds and the environment Evidence JNCC report series Species 075 75

Abstract

This report provides a winter-by-winter summary of weather (since 1980/81), actions and the outcome of follow up reviews. It is intended as a summary of the background to statutory shooting suspensions.

In periods of severe or particularly harsh winter weather, the relevant Secretary of State(s) has power under the Wildlife and Countryside Act to make a Protection Order temporarily suspending the shooting of wildfowl. After several winters of considerable controversy, guidelines for the introduction of a shooting ban were agreed between the various interests involved in 1980. These guidelines have progressively evolved since then, in response to the growing experience of their implementation, and have been quoted as a useful model for other countries.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1992··

Citation
Stroud, J.M. 1992. Statutory suspension of wildfowling in severe weather: Review of past winter weather and actions. JNCC Report No. 75, JNCC, Peterborough.

Lineage
This report provides a summary of winter weather (between 1980 and 1991) and provides a summary of the background to statutory shooting suspensions.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·05·22

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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