The Government’s announcement that it has decided “in principle” to devolve control over airguns to the Scottish Parliament has been condemned by BASC.
BASC will ensure that the interests of shooters are fully considered in the final drafting of secondary legislation and guidance stemming from the enactment of the Marine and Coastal Access Bill.
As part of its review of a Welsh Assembly Government consultation on general licences, BASC has decided there is no justification to add Canada geese to the pest birds list in Wales or to introduce a police administered identification tagging system for cage traps such as Larsen traps.
BASC has ensured that a possible ban on the sale of woodpigeons has been averted. Natural England?s draft general licences, under which woodpigeons can be legally shot, included a condition that would have resulted in a ban on the sale of their meat.
Defra has confirmed that NE will have a duty to take all reasonable steps to notify everyone who has sporting rights over land affected by coastal access proposals.