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1 The Angling Trust R Eden Workshop AREA LICENCE PILOT UPDATE Richard Bamforth Fisheries Management Advisor ?

2 FMA Areas of Responsibility Richard Bamforth FMA Jake Davoile

3 Introduction Review (Defra, NE, EA, CEFAS, AT, and RSPB) Appointment of 3 FMAs……..reporting back to Defra Establishment of Area-Based Management and Licensing trial Cormorants and Goosanders Photograph-Shutterstock Photograph –Coombe Country Park

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5 Area Licence Primary Contact Part A Individual Fishery 1 Part C Individual Fishery 2 Individual Fishery 3 Individual Fishery 4 Management Plan Part B Gives flexibility to the fisheries within the area

6 Currently - c55 miles of river covered + 1 still water Waiting list of other interested parties. Cooperation Coordination Non-lethal & lethal BUT Data, data, data Resources Roost counts (eve.) River counts

7 The Management Toolbox Proactive in management – Rotation/Timing Doing everything we can do to reduce predation Share best practice/knowledge/resources/document methods Working together to make the area as inhospitable as possible Encouraging innovation within the law Photograph-The Independant Photograsph-Casa;aserlight

8 Agrilaser…? m

9 Lethal Intervention? Shooting using blanks – NO NE licence required (NB. SSSI) Shooting does have practical limitations. 1 st Sept – 15 th March; 15 th May to protect S&ST smolt run) Start when birds first arrive and before they establish feeding habits Aid to enhance scaring/non-lethal Lead vs. Steel shot Co-ordination of actions Adapt & innovate!

10 Get involved This issue isn’t going away - No magic remedy. Cannot be viewed in isolation. You are not alone. It’s time to act now and intensify efforts. Get involved and work together! Data/photos/document Remember this is Year 1 for the area approach Photograph-Shutterstock

11 River Counts ( Nov/Dec – wintering; Mar/Apr - transient; May/June - breeding pairs)

12 Evening Roost Counts

13 Thank you. Any questions?


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