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)
Suspend the coarse fishing closed season in 2021 following the national lockdown
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.
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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18.104.22.168 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:54:17 +0000