– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 5th May 2006.

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Photo of Sylvia Jackson Sylvia Jackson Labour

Question S2W-25124

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it issues licences for the killing of red-breasted mergansers and goosanders during the period from the beginning of April to the end of July when the birds may have dependent young.

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Licences to shoot red-breasted mergansers and goosanders to prevent serious damage to fisheries are only issued from 1 September up until the end of April. This period is set to avoid the main breeding season of the birds.

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