Report 075
Statutory suspension of wildfowling in severe weather: Review of past winter weather and actions
(1992)
Stroud, Dr. J. M.
This report provides a winter-by-winter summary of weather (since 1980/81), actions and the outcome of follow up reviews and is intended as a summary of the background to statutory shooting suspensions.

Introduction

 

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 an useful model for other countries.

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Please cite as: Stroud, Dr. J. M., (1992), Statutory suspension of wildfowling in severe weather: Review of past winter weather and actions, JNCC Report 075, ISSN 0963 8091