We currently have no market for the elvers. EU exports are banned. DEFRA is not currently allowing exports to anywhere else. It is within their power to allow us to do this. This year as it is we will be closed, if we do not have a market for next year, within the next couple of months we will have to close next year and most likely that will be the end of elvering for our lifetimes.
We do now urgently need your help to get the momentum going. DEFRA needs to know you do not want the fishery to close.
You can contact your MP for help too!
Below are all the contacts you need. Feel free to post on Twitter or facebook.
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GLOUCESTER – Richard Graham
Tel: 01452 501167
TEWKESBURY – Laurence Robertson
Tel: 01684 291640
FOREST OF DEAN – Mark Harper
Tel: 01594 823482
STROUD – Siobhan Baillie
Tel: 02072 194920
MONMOUTH – David Davies
Tel: 01291 672817