Crayfish R&D

The white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes or WCCs are protected in the UK through the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) under schedule 5 where both the taking S.9(1) and the sale S.9(5) is illegal. They are also protected under European law in the Bern convention 1979 as an Appendix III species.

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