In 2018, 12,913 licences for the carrying of firearms for hunting were renewed, while 165 new licences were issued for the same purpose.
This was stated by Minister Michael Farrugia during a Parliamentary sitting after he was asked a question with regards to hunting licences issued in 2017 and 2018 by MP Edwin Vassallo.
Farrugia also said that in 2017, 12,925 Police licences for the carrying of firearms for hunting were renewed, while 224 new licences were issued.
Hunting licenses allow the holder to hunt birds from land and sea as well as rabbits. A person can possess more than one licence.