Licensing - Guidance note for labelling traps
(Due for review)
Any Larsen trap, Larsen mate, Larsen pod or multi-catch cage trap to be used under General Licence, must display the registered trap number of the individual operating the trap. This allows the individual operator to be identified.
How should the tag be displayed?
NatureScot does not require that a certain type of tag be used to display your number. All we ask is that your trap is labelled, the label is displayed in plain sight and clearly shows your individual NatureScot trap registration number in the format:
The below images demonstrate different approaches to labelling traps, both of which are accepted as the registration number is clearly visible. In all cases, labels should be securely attached in a manner that they cannot be easily removed as a result of weather, animal or human activity.
If you already have a licence number, include it in the subject line of your email, or have it to hand when you call.