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Suspend the coarse fishing closed season in 2021 following the national lockdown

Submitted by Jack Leedale on Tuesday 5th January 2021

Published on Tuesday 12th January 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 12th July 2021

Current Signatures: 6
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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2021 ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Covid-19 pandemic ~ fish ~ Lockdown ~ National Lockdown ~ River ~ Streams ~ The National

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Suspend the coarse fishing closed season in 2021 following the national lockdown

Petition Details

Suspend the coarse fishing closed season in 2021 (normally 15 March - 15 June) so that fishing can continue in this period on rivers and streams after the national lockdown and fishing ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Information

Fishing has been clearly identified as a particularly safe and healthy activity during the COVID-19 pandemic - particularly on rivers and streams. The usual coarse fishing closed season would prevent many people from carrying out this safe activity for 3 months which may encourage less safe alternatives. I feel the loss of the fish stocks recovery period in March-June will be counteracted by the fishing ban during the national lockdown in January 21 onwards.


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