PL and FKNK sign law review agreement
An agreement has been signed between the Federazzjoni Kaccaturi Nassaba Konservazzjonisit (FKNF and PL leaving to the reviewing of local hunting laws and regulations which both parties will adhere to should PL be entrusted with government.
Both sides understanding that the package agreed upon when Malta joined the EU cannot be renegotiated the agreement is to be carried within the confines of EU laws and regulations. A consultation process will be launched which will review laws, legal notices and policies in order to eliminate any uncertainties and grey areas in the local structure. This will include the highlighting of fixed seasons for winter and autumn hunting seasons.
The FKNK and PL have agreed that a new PL government will consult with Ornis on decisions related to hunting whilst the derogation for the hunting of quail and turtle doves in spring will be correctly applied without the introduction of additional fees and licenses.
The derogation regarding song birds and birds listed in specific regulations will also need to be applied correctly within the EU structure of applicable derogations and a plan is laid out which uses the resources of hunters and trappers in a way that benefits the island’s rural biodiversity.
The FKNK also committed itself to cooperate and support law enforcement in a bid to eliminate the few irresponsible individuals whose actions tarnish the whole hunting community.