Ministry postpones the sale of State Game licences

Ministry postpones the sale of State Game licences

The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries has advised that the sale of State Game Licences for the purpose of hunting as set out in the Conservation of Wildlife Act has been postponed.

According to a release, the decision was taken by the Conservator of Forests after consultation with the Ministry of Health (MoH) which advised that this activity encourages congregation.

It said that at a press conference last Saturday, the Government confirmed its intention to extend the existing regulatory measures designed to manage COVID 19 for a further 28 days to October 11.

These include the restrictions on congregating.

The postponement of the sale of State Game Licences is consistent with these public health measures.

The Conservator of Forests is still considering aspects of hunting including the exercising of dogs which is normally permitted at this time.

These other aspects of hunting will be addressed in a subsequent release.

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