Trapping/collecting crayfish

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Brendanh

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Hi guys I was wondering if crayfish are present down south wales? And what to look out for in trying to find them, I've heard of burrows but not really sure on habitat. Of course they will be in streams and small rivers but do they prefer a certain ground type, silty? Sandy, mud. I'm in Llanelli. Also I need to apply for a permit for collect them is that correct?

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Van-Wild

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Heres a link to a .pdf that will give you a good amount of detail about American Signal Crayfish.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...FjACegQIEBAI&usg=AOvVaw0mGSvdPIzjNrY0HztJuz0N

This link gives you a ton of info (including a map in confirmed locations in the UK) on catching the little critters...

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sou...aw2SoqPPf0EiIraUfBBcAKo0&ust=1569173718859584

And heres the offical uk gov page to get your licence buddy!

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/permission-to-trap-crayfish-eels-elvers-salmon-and-sea-trout

Best of luck, they taste lovely!

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TeeDee

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Just bumping this - where is the interactive map that zooms down for greater detail of where Crayfish are present?
 

Van-Wild

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Interactive map? Not sure. I think I know which one you mean, ie; you can zoom right in to almost exact locations of suspected or confirmed spots..... I've looked online but can't seem to find it anymore.....

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TeeDee

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Interactive map? Not sure. I think I know which one you mean, ie; you can zoom right in to almost exact locations of suspected or confirmed spots..... I've looked online but can't seem to find it anymore.....

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Yes thats the one. I find the current one a bit vague.