I'm about to apply for a licence. Judging by what I've come across on the net recently, EA will always grant a licence unless there is a compelling reason not to. This might include local populations of white clawed crayfish, protected areas, conflict with other users or a likelyhood of regulations and bye laws not being adhered to. It actually seems to be less complicated to get a licence if it is for personal food collection. If it is as part of a population control exercise, commercial food collection or crayfish farming, you need to jump through a few more hoops. Around our area (MK postcode), there isn't even a requirement for a licence to keep signal crayfish (presumablyy, because the area is overrun with them.All,
Also the EA will not usually grant licences for the purposes of foraging/food collection.
This doesnt seem to be the response the member who spoke to someone from the EA above which is a bit concerning, also i would be massively interested if anyone does manage to get a licence.
Im not being a klljoy, and was very tempted myself, it seems like a no loose situation but the truth if you look into it is actually not so simple (aint it always so).
Having said that you may have a better chance if you have isolated locations with known Signal populations, and are very hot on with your disinfecting regime.
Would love to know if anyone gets one, my involvement with EA suggests that it should be a point blank refusal. perhaps get the license before investing in traps? I do know of some cheap ones that work well - i dot use them for food and am always operating under licences but if people can get licences i dont mind giving more info.
Hope this doesnt sound preachy...?
thanks thats gr8, I opened all those links at once (killed my pcs responsivness)
turned up trumps price wise
What makes them better?Hi M8,
A word of advise - forget the flatbotom traps they are rubbish - go for the Cylindrical Crayfish Trap they are the best -