Laying of a pipeline

Compensation for hunting disruptions

Agreement with Flemish hunting association

When Fluxys Belgium carries out work on its infrastructure or lays new pipelines, the work site can sometimes traverse or adjoin areas used for hunting. This can disrupt the hunt and means that those involved in the hunt activities have to observe certain safety rules. It is therefore very important that Fluxys Belgium can work with the hunters concerned in a spirit of good neighbourly relations. Hubertus Vereniging Vlaanderen, the association representing hunters in Flanders, and Fluxys Belgium have signed an agreement with that aim in mind.

Agreement    pdf

 

Systematic exchange of information

The agreement provides for systematic exchange of information between Fluxys Belgium and Hubertus Vereniging Vlaanderen, to ensure that Fluxys Belgium has up-to-date details at all times so that it can contact hunters in the affected areas when work is due to take place and make agreements. Thanks to this approach Fluxys Belgium can cooperate with hunters in the same way as with owners and operators of agricultural land and forestry. Fluxys Belgium also undertakes to organise its work, as far as possible, so as to minimise any impact on hunting.

Level playing field

One major advantage of the agreement is that it lays the foundations for an approach in which everyone is treated equally, including as regards compensation. The agreement specifies the conditions under which hunting is deemed to be disrupted and how the compensation paid by Fluxys Belgium is calculated. Compensation takes into account such factors as the surface area of the hunting zone affected by the works, the type of hunting and the duration of the works.

 

Hunting in Wallonia: appropriate compensation

One of Fluxys Belgium’s key objectives is to maintain good neighbourly relations with hunters who can be inconvenienced by some of our activities. The absence of a formal agreement similar to that concluded with Hubertus Vereniging Vlaanderen should not prevent such hunters from being awarded adequate compensation for any disruption that they may suffer.

> Transparent and non-discriminatory principles for compensation (in French)    pdf
 

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