Gold pan ban on rivers in Gwynedd
Gold panners in north Wales have been told they could face a £20,000 fine or a jail sentence if they look for the precious metal in the region's rivers.
It comes after recent damage to the rivers Mawddach and Wen near Dolgellau, Gwynedd.
The British Gold Panning Association says issuing licences would ensure the activity is properly regulated.
Simon Pusey reports.