BASC has announced today it has provided a substantial support package to the British Game Alliance (BGA) to build on the existing relationship between the organisations.
The package includes financial backing, access to BASC staff expertise and a BASC council member to sit on the BGA board.
BASC chairman Peter Glenser QC said: “BASC and the BGA are committed to increasing the market for game and promoting the highest standards on shoots.
“This partnership takes significant steps to securing the future of shooting. It is entirely appropriate that the UK’s largest shooting organisation partners with the BGA.”
Tom Adams, managing director of the BGA, said: “The BGA is grateful for BASC’s support. Working together, we can focus on delivering our shared objectives of a sustainable game market and credible self-regulation. I am confident that with BASC’s advocacy our critical initiative will gather pace to further secure shooting in the UK.”
BASC council member Peter Watson, who has now joined the BGA board, said: “BASC and the BGA are working together to ensure that assured game meat enters the food chain and that the BGA Assurance scheme, which references the Code of Good Shooting Practice, is strictly adhered to. This stands to protect game shooting and provide validity and reassurance of the provenance and quality of British game meat.
“I am delighted to have been nominated to represent BASC. As the partnership between our two organisations continues to grow and pan-sector standards are applied, shooting will be the beneficiary.”