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22 Victoria Road
Derry~Londonderry
Northern Ireland
BT47 2AB

Tel: +44 (0) 28 7134 2100
Email: general@loughs-agency.org

Dundalk Street,
Carlingford,
Co Louth,
Rep. of Ireland

Tel: +353 (0) 42 938 3888
Email: carlingford@loughs-agency.org

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2018 European Smelt Survey Report

European Smelt of the Foyle Area
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2013: Lamprey Baseline Survey No 3: River Foyle and Tributaries SAC

Juvenile Lamprey population assessment
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2017 Loughs Agency Water Framework Directive Fish in Rivers Classification Report

2017 Loughs Agency Water Framework Directive Fish in Rivers Classification Report
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Carlingford Area and Tributaries Catchment Status Report 2017

Carlingford Area and Tributaries Catchment Status Report 2017
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Foyle Area and Tributaries Catchment Status Report 2017

Foyle Area and Tributaries Catchment Status Report 2017
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2016 Loughs Agency Annual Report and Accounts

2016 Loughs Agency Annual Report and Accounts
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The Foyle Area (Control of Oyster Fishing) Regulations Declaration Sept 2018


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109th MEETING OF THE FOYLE CARLINGFORD AND IRISH LIGHTS COMMISSION

Minutes of the board meeting held on Friday 13th April 2018.
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Oyster Fishery Application 18 19


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Escaped Rainbow Trout Operational Plan

Escaped Rainbow Trout Operational Plan
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Rainbow Trout Log Sheet


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Assessment of impact on rainbow trout escapement by Prof Ken Whelan


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Foyle Boat Trail

The Foyle is a major tidal waterway that largely follows the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. With a rich maritime and natural heritage, it is a great location to explore by boat. This guide provides users with information on various points of interest around the Foyle and includes illustrated maps on the access and egress points that are suitable for small boats.
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Carlingford Lough Boat Trail

Carlingford Lough is a majestic bay that view with any on the Irish coast. The Mountains of Mourne run down to the sea on one shore and the Cooley Mountains rise steeply from the other, framing an Irish fjord. This guide provides users with information on various points of interest around the Lough with illustrated maps on the access and egress points that are suitable for small boats.
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2017 Stillwater Status Report: Lough Finn

A lake fish stock assessment was conducted to record indicative species composition and abundance of Lough Finn, Co. Donegal during the Autumn of 2017.
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2017 Stillwater Status Report: Lough Fad East

A lake fish stock assessment was conducted to record indicative species composition and abundance of Lough Fad East, Co. Donegal during the summer of 2017.
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2016 Foyle Area and Tributaries Catchment Status Report

Conservation and assessment of fish populations and aquatic habitats.
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2016 Carlingford Area and Tributaries Catchment Status Report

Conservation and assessment of fish populations and aquatic habitats.
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Loughs Agency Water Framework Directive Fish in Rivers Classification Report 2016

Water Framework Directive Fish Population Assessment
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Press release from 34th NASCO Annual Meeting held in June 2017

Delegates from countries across the North Atlantic and beyond met in Varberg, Sweden in June 2017 with one goal: to ensure the future of North Atlantic salmon. Despite strict conservation and management over the years, many stocks of this iconic species are in real danger, with threats often difficult to identify and address. NASCO and its members considered actions taken on numerous fronts aimed at enhancing the conservation and rational management of Atlantic salmon. New initiatives were also advanced.
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Stillwater Status Report: Lough Trusk, Co Donegal

A lake fish stock assessment was conducted to record indicative species composition and abundance of Lough Trusk during the summer of 2016.
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Stillwater Status Report: Camlough, Co Armagh

A lake fish stock assessment was conducted to record indicative species composition and abundance of Camlough, Co. Armagh during the summer of 2016.
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Stillwater Status Report: Enagh Lough East

A lake fish stock assessment was conducted to record indicative species composition and abundance of Enagh Lough East during the summer of 2016.
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Foyle Canoe Trail

Foyle to the Atlantic Ocean, the Foyle Canoe Trail dips in and out of both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. From Lifford, this unique trail runs through rural countryside, the historic city of Derry~Londonderry, along Lough Foyle’s varied coastline to the bustling seaside town of Moville. Paddlers will enjoy a mix of water conditions, from flat water to sea lough and - since the trail is tidal - the river section can even be paddled upstream! Updated 2015.
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2015 Annual Report & Accounts

Loughs Agency's 2015 Annual Report and Financial Accounts.
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2016 Business Plan

Loughs Agency Business Plan for 2016.
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2013 Annual Report and Accounts

2013 Annual report and accounts.
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Sea Trout (Salmo trutta L.) Status Report: Foyle & Carlingford Areas.

This status report provides an appraisal of available historical and contemporary information on Sea trout populations in the Loughs Agency areas. Potential management measures are proposed for this important natural resource with a view to conserving, protecting and improving Sea trout populations and their habitats. The report outlines threats to and declines of Sea trout stocks and the potentially significant under reporting of small Sea trout being retained by anglers.
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THE FOYLE AREA (CONTROL OF FISHING) REGULATIONS 2010

I HEREBY SUSPEND NETTING IN THE RIVER FOYLE, LOUGH FOYLE AND SEAWARD OF LOUGH FOYLE, AND RESTRICT ANGLING IN THE RIVER FINN TO ANGLING ON A CATCH AND RELEASE BASIS ONLY, FROM: DATE: 25th February 2017 TIME: 12 Midday To DATE: 15th September 2017 TIME: 12 Midnight Signed: John Pollock
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Disability Action Plan (Oct 2016)

Loughs Agency are committed to the fulfilment of disability duties in all parts of our organisation and have set out how we intend to do this in our Disability Action Plan.
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River Faughan Rotary Screw Trap Review 2016

The long term Rotary Screw Trap project on the River Faughan including run timing, abundance and other key biological information from this important index catchment. The benefits from this multi species monitoring project are highlighted and discussed.
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2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report and Accounts
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Section 69 Application Form

Section 69 Application Form
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Section 69 Permit Application Flow Chart

Section 69 Permit Application Flow Chart
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Section 47 permit Application Flow Chart

Section 47 permit Application Flow Chart
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Conditions of Issue

Conditions of issue for game and coarse licences. Includes seasons for rivers and advice when angling such as catch and release.
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Native Oyster Spawning Assessment – Lough Foyle Summer 2016

An assessment of oyster spawning activity at 5 locations within the Lough Foyle oyster fishery employing spawning stage analysis, larval density counts and environmental monitoring.
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Pre-Fishery Stock Assessment – Lough Foyle Native Oyster Fishery – Autumn 2016

A pre-fishery stock assessment was conducted on oyster beds in Lough Foyle during autumn 2016. The results of this survey are in keeping with the results of the post-season survey with continued evidence of the cohort of oysters that settled in Lough Foyle in late summer 2014.
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Marine Tourism Development Assistant

Bursary Job Description
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SDF Expenditure Claim Form

SDF Expenditure Claim Form
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Job Description IT Assistant Bursary Placement

Job Description IT Assistant Bursary Placement
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Job Description ASO Conservation & Protection Bursary Placement

Job Description ASO Conservation & Protection Bursary Placement
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Job Description ASO Aqua Bursary Placement

Job Description ASO Aqua Bursary Placement
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Bursary Application Forum 2017

Application form for all 2017 Bursary Placements
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2016 SDF Application – Events

Application form for events
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Financial Assistance Policy

A financial assistance policy to implement the Sustainable Development Fund Grant Scheme (SDF)
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Marine Tourism and Angling Development Facilities

This booklet provides a summary of the individual projects within the Marine Tourism and Angling Development Project which was funded by INTERREG IVA.
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Carlingford Area and Tributaries Catchment Status Report 2015

Conservation actions and assessments on fish populations and aquatic habitats are presented for 2015. The status reports have been designed to facilitate quick reference to contemporary information.
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Foyle Area and Tributaries Catchment Status Report 2015

Conservation actions and assessments on fish populations and aquatic habitats are presented for 2015. The status reports have been designed to facilitate quick reference to contemporary information.
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Maritime Ambassadors – Canoe Coach

Kick start your career as a paddlesport instructor gaining qualifications in foundation safety rescue, BCU 1 and 2 star and coaching qualification.
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Maritime Ambassadors – Powerboating

Kick start your career with the RYA Powerboating course
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Maritime Ambassadors – Angling Coach

Kick start your career as an Angling Coach
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Regulation for Definition of Mouth of the Clanrye River 2016

These regulations may be cited as the Carlingford Area (Definition of the Mouth of the Clanrye River) Regulations 2016 and shall come into operation on 1st November 2016.
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Strategic Science Plan

The objective of this Plan is to support the delivery of the Loughs Agency functions through the effective provision of scientific data, research, monitoring, and advice to underpin policy and management decisions the Agency will make to 2021. We aim to place the Agency at the forefront of scientific excellence, and to disseminate this work to the wider public.
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2013 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual & Financial reports
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Freshwater Pollution Response Implementation Plan (2016 – 2017)


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Water Framework Directive Fish Report – 2015


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2010 Stillwater Status Report – Lough Mourne, Co Donegal


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2011 Stillwater Status Report – Lough Ash


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2011 Stillwater Status Report – Lough Muck, Co Tyrone


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2012 Stillwater Status Report – Lough Muck, Co Donegal


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2014 Foyle Area and Tributaries Catchment Status Report


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2014 Stillwater Status Report – Lough Nambraddan, Co Donegal


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Water Framework Directive Report 2014


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Loughs Agency Trout Strategy


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Carlingord Area and Tributaries Catchment Status Report 2014


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1st Foyle Fisheries Annual Report

Annual & Financial reports
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1997 – 1999 Annual Reports & Accounts

Annual & Financial reports
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2001 – 2002 Annual Reports & Accounts

Annual & Financial reports
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2003 & 2004 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual & Financial reports
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2005 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual & Financial reports
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2006 Annual Reports & Accounts

Annual & Financial reports
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2007 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual & Financial reports
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2008 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual & Financial reports
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2009 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual & Financial reports
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Marine Tourism and Angling Development Facilities

This booklet provides a summary of the individual projects within this Marine Tourism and Angling Development Project. The Loughs Agency secured €4m of funding from the European Union INTERREG IVA programme and, between 2011 and 2015, implemented the Marine Tourism and Angling Development project. The overall aim of this programme was to develop and promote marine tourism, water based leisure activity, angling tourism and recreational angling in the Foyle and Carlingford areas.
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2011 Annual Report & Accounts

Annual & Financial reports
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Loughs Agency Water Framework Directive Fish in Rivers Classification Report 2012

Stock Assesments
Water Framework Directive Fish Population Assessment
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Guidelines for Fisheries Protection during Development Works (Foyle & Carlingford Areas)

Leaflet / Poster
These Guidelines were originally written by Mr Donal F Murphy, BE FIEI MIFM, with the assistance of staff of the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board in a document titled ‘Requirements for the Protection of Fisheries Habitat during Construction and Development Works at River Sites‘, and subsequently amended (with permission) for the Foyle and Carlingford areas by the Loughs Agency.
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Keep Fish Disease Out – Gyrodactylus Salaris

Leaflet / Poster
A guide to protecting freshwater fish stocks from Gyrodactylus Salaris
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Guidelines on the Planning, Design, Construction & Operation of Small-Scale Hydro-Electric Schemes and Fisheries

Conservation & Protection
Guidance document from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.
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2011 Status Report – Burndennet, Glenmornan & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – Camowen River & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – Carlingford & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – Culdaff River, Inishowen & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – Drumragh River, Owenreagh South & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – River Finn Catchment

Status Reports
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Loughs Agency Water Framework Directive Fish in Rivers Classification Report 2011

Stock Assesments This report is submitted to Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)by way of part fulfilment of the Loughs Agency agreement to survey and provide classifications for Water Framework Directive river fish monitoring. The report provides classifications for surveillance monitoring stations within the Loughs Agency jurisdictions of the Foyle and Carlingford areas for 2011.
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2011 Status Report – River Strule, River Mourne & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – River Roe & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – River Faughan & Foyle South Catchment

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – River Derg & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – River Deele & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – Owenkillew River & Owenreagh East

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – Glenelly River & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2011 Status Report – Fairywater River & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2010 Status Report – Faughan River & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2010 Status Report – Fairywater River & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2010 Status Report – Derg River & Tributaries

Status Reports
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2010 Status Report – Deele River & Tributaries

Status Reports
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