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Herring Gull relocation costs (FOI)

Herring Gull relocation costs (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 08 January 2018.


Could you please tell me the costs of: 



the herring gull (Gulliver) to Les Minquiers. Additionally, the number of civil servants (and respective departments) involved in the process. 


The capturing, tagging and relocating, of the herring gull to Les Minquiers was carried out as part of the Environment department’s normal business as usual operations and no specific additional costs were incurred. 

One civil servant was involved in capturing the herring gull. We estimate that it took about two hours to capture the gull and deliver it to JSPCA at an approximate staff cost of £72.00. 

The gull was transported to Les Minquiers during a normal routine patrol in territorial waters by the department’s Marine Resources team on the sea fisheries vessel (The Norman Le Brocq) and therefore no extra costs were incurred. There were three civil service crew aboard the Norman Le Brocq during its routine patrol, accompanied by one other civil servant involved in releasing the gull at Les Minquiers at an approximate staff cost of £100.00. 

This was carried out by volunteers at no cost. 

No other departments were involved in capturing, tagging and relocating the herring gull. 

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