BASC will help put shooting and conservation on the agenda in discussions on how the subsidies for the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) will be spent across the UK. The implementation of CAP could provide direct financial support for shooting as an activity as well as indirectly through financing the creation of habitats.
BASC staff will be taking part in a series of Defra workshops on the English consultation over the next few weeks. BASC is also taking an interest in CAP consultations that are taking place in Wales and Northern Ireland. A Scottish consultation will begin in December.