Publication - Consultation analysis

Use of Fixed Penalty Notices for wildlife offences in Scotland: consultation analysis

Published: 12 Mar 2020
Directorate:
Environment and Forestry Directorate
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781839606175

Report analysing responses to the 2019 to 2020 targeted stakeholder consultation on the use of Fixed Penalty Notices for wildlife offences.

16 page PDF

224.9 kB

16 page PDF

224.9 kB

Contents
Use of Fixed Penalty Notices for wildlife offences in Scotland: consultation analysis
Introduction

16 page PDF

224.9 kB

Introduction

The aim of this report is to summarise the responses to the Scottish Government’s targeted stakeholder consultation on Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) for wildlife offences, which ran from 5 December 2019 to 19 January 2020.

In the consultation the Scottish Government sought to explore views on amending Scottish wildlife legislation to give Police Scotland the power to issue FPNs for wildlife offences which attract a maximum term (or less) of imprisonment of six months or a fine not exceeding level five (presently £5,000) on the standard scale or both.

A total of seven responses were received, two individual responses, and five from organisations (listed below):

  • Law Society of Scotland
  • OneKind
  • Scottish Association for Country Sports (SACS)
  • Scottish Land and Estates (SLE)
  • Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA)

Contact

Email: leia.fitzgerald@gov.scot