Statutory suspension of wildfowling in severe weather: Review of past winter weather and actions 1992
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··
Stroud, J.M. 1992. Statutory suspension of wildfowling in severe weather: Review of past winter weather and actions. JNCC Report No. 75, JNCC, Peterborough.
This report provides a summary of winter weather (between 1980 and 1991) and provides a summary of the background to statutory shooting suspensions.
Communications, JNCC publisher
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2020·05·22
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