Game hunting and berry and mushroom picking are traditional and historical ways of wildlife harvesting. While game management relates to the general care for the game as a whole, hunting, as an activity carried out for regulation, conservation and commercial purposes, represents only its final phase. The hunting and trophy rights are naturally in possession of those who provide such care in all respects. Similarly, berry and mushroom picking is considered a traditional seasonal activity in mountainous and forest regions. In some locations, however, uncontrolled and mass actions have become excessive. It is not possible to allow picking for commercial purposes in areas where berries and mushrooms occur naturally. Excessive picking results in the loss or degradation of such habitats that, for numerous wildlife species, are an essential part of their food chain.
|strengthen existing regulatory measures to prevent overharvesting of wildlife, nevertheless of ownership;|
|take the necessary steps to supplement the existing food market with new berry and mushroom products cultivated for this purpose in commercial and agricultural facilities;|