Trapping season to start on Tuesday despite repeated EU warnings
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The government has issued a Legal Notice, announcing that the trapping season for seven species of song birds, song thrush and golden plover, will open on Tuesday the 20th of October and continue until the end of the year.
The decision to allow trapping in Malta and Gozo as been made despite the repeated warnings which have been given by the European Union, the European Commission has in fact already referred Malta's case to the European Courts of Justice.
A limit of 33,200 birds has been set together with limits imposed for each individual species and a special licence costing €55.00 will also be required by all trappers.