Annual Report Commercial Crop Damage by Flying-foxes
Licence Summary 2013–14 Fruit Growing Season
The Office of Environment and Heritage has a policy in place for the protection of commercial fruit crop damage by flying-foxes.
- 1 November 2015
- Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Annual report
This policy advocates full exclusion netting as the only reliable method for protecting fruit crops, but also makes provision for the issue of licences to commercial growers under s120 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 to harm limited numbers of flying-foxes.
The policy applies to all three flying-fox species in NSW; the Grey-headed Flying-fox, Black Flying-fox and Little Red Flying-fox.