The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) have revoked the three General Licences (GLs) previously issued in September. The licences have been replaced with amended, interim licences. Several bird species – notably the three species of gull – have been removed from either all or some of the three GLs.
As previously noted by BASC, a full public consultation will follow early in 2022 and it is essential that the farming and shooting community respond with a united voice.
It is imperative that those who control pest birds do so legally and in line with the interim licences. BASC would encourage users to keep up to date with the latest developments by visiting our page here on the BASC website or the BASC NI Team Facebook page.
Details of the interim licences can be found below: