The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) says that the process of compensating salmon fishermen for the premature closure of the drift net fishery is being delayed due to the impact of COVID-19.
Royal Mail sorting offices are experiencing delays in sorting mail as a result of the coronavirus which is leading to a backlog.
As a result, the Environment Agency (EA) has notified us that the deadline for the return of offer acceptance letters will be extended until the coronavirus situation is resolved. The EA Newcastle office is in “lockdown” hence at the moment no letters can be sent to the licence holders.
The NFFO says “We will advise of any further developments.”