Sections 46 of the Foyle Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1952 and 47 of the Foyle Fisheries Act 1952 allow riverbed material to be removed from the freshwater stretch of any river in the Loughs Agency’s areas. It can only be done, though, by written permit, subject to any conditions. A Section 46/47 permit authorises the holder to carry out activities which might otherwise be illegal. If you would like to review the Section 46/47 applications received by Loughs Agency please click here.
Before issuing a permit, Loughs Agency must be satisfied about why it is required. It is important, therefore, that applicants provide as much detail as possible so their request can be properly assessed. Applications for Survey Permits MUST be received by Loughs Agency 28 working days before the start date of the operation.
Any Section 46/47 permit applications should be sent to:
Mr John McCartney
22 Victoria Road