save the uk crayfish trapping industry

save the uk crayfish trapping industry

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save our trappers started this petition to DEFRA

government agency Defra have banned the live sale of invasive American signal crayfish and as a crayfish trapper and very keen environmentalist they have killed the market place yes I shall have no source of income along with other trappers also all the good work carried out improving our waterways will be reversed in a few years as a result of this ban  as per normal these officials don't know what they are doing fish stocks will plummet bank erosion will accelerate and the rivers will die as a direct result of this stupidity I know there are many supporters of the ban they have given us 1 month to develop a new market for a cooked and frozen product when they knew about this back in 2014 even longer than Brexit 

if we have no market then there will be no trapping and fishing as a pastime will be poorer for it they are following an E.U invasive alien species regulation no 1143   2014 and to re introduce the native white claw crayfish would be akin to sending them on a suicide mission

we need to stand up to these clowns and make them see common sense to what we have achieved so far and how much more we can do we don't have to follow countries like Sweden there is no real comparison between us I am sure the restaurant trade and fish markets would agree along with numerous angling clubs we have spent time money and great effort in establishing a growing trade and they insist they know what they are doing not one person from Defra has even gone out with a trapper to see what is involved and to see for themselves the devastation these  crayfish cause so lets take them on and prove people power

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