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Shellfish Stock Assessments

Loughs Agency carries out a variety of surveys on mussels and oysters in Foyle and Carlingford Loughs. These surveys help to map out the extent of the shellfish fishery, and monitor changes.

We also monitor shellfish at various stages of their life cycle. We survey the Foyle and Carlingford seabed every year for the presence of juvenile seed mussels and produce a stock assessment when seed is discovered.




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.