Cormorants – Booklet Launched

The Moran Committee Joint Bird Group has recently launched a booklet “Protecting your fishery from Cormorants”.

The Moran Committee Joint Bird Group has recently launched a booklet “Protecting your fishery from Cormorants”. The advisory publication aims to complement information that is available already by giving fishery managers practical advice on options for protecting their stock from cormorants.

Where possible, the management techniques described have been reinforced by specific case studies, together with diagrams or pictures and contact addresses/websites for further information. The guidance also provides a simple step-by-step guide on how to apply for a Defra licence to shoot birds at a site as an aid to scaring and if other means fail.

A website – www.cormorants.info – will shortly be set up to provide further updates and additions to the information contained within the booklet.