Short statement by Wild Justice
Wild Justice noted with interest the Efra Committee meeting which took evidence yesterday from Natural England.
Wild Justice will make a fuller statement in the next few days.
Meanwhile, we learned with interest that Natural England had legal advice on 21 February that the General Licences GL04, GL05 and GL06 were unlawful. We note that this was not mentioned in NE’s response of 13 March to our formal Pre-Action Protocol letter of 13 February. We also note that NE announced the revocation of these licences on 23 April with effect from 25 April which was two months after they received that legal advice.