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The Loughs Agency, is an agency of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission (FCILC), established as one of the cross-border bodies under the 1998 Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland. The Agency aims to provide sustainable social, economic and environmental benefits through the effective conservation, management, promotion and development of the fisheries and marine resources of the Foyle and Carlingford Areas.

The Agency regards its duty to promote the development of the Loughs as falling into this wider definition of being responsible for advancing the development of the Loughs and being the body required by statute to arrange that advancement by whatever means are appropriate and effective.

The governing legislation confers the following specific functions on the Agency:

  • The promotion of development of Lough Foyle and Carlingford Lough for commercial and recreational purposes in respect of marine, fishery and aquaculture matters;

  • The management, conservation, protection, improvement and development of the inland fisheries of the Foyle and Carlingford Areas;

  • The development and licensing of aquaculture; and

  • The development of marine tourism.

  • To find out more visit the Loughs Agency website by clicking here

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