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Protection & Conservation

Loughs Agency protects the inland fisheries of Foyle and Carlingford through a variety of measures. Our Fishery Officers patrol our lakes, rivers, loughs, shoreline and marine environments. They’re on the lookout for illegal fishing and pollution. We carry out investigations and prosecute offenders under a variety of legislation.

The Agency has an exemplary record on cross-border regulatory enforcement and has former successful partnerships with enforcement agencies on both sides of the border.

The public play a vital role in protecting the catchments by reporting illegal fishing and pollution incidents. These can be reported using our website’s reporting function or calling our 24-hour response line Tel: +44 (0) 2871 342100.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Following the Government’s advice in relation to COVID-19, Loughs Agency has put in place a number of measures to maximise our capacity to continue to deliver our services as best we can.