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Brokenshire must engage with Irish government over Lough Foyle - McMullan

17 November, 2016 - by Oliver McMullan

Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has said the British Secretary of State needs to engage with the Irish government over regulation of Lough Foyle. 

Mr McMullan

"At today's meetings of the Assembly's Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs committee the Lough's Agency said that a dispute over the ownership of Lough Foyle could have serious implications for safety and ecology. 

"There are fears of unregulated fishing in the lough and the damage that could do to the environment, including the threats posed by invasive species. 

"They also warned that unregulated shellfish farming could impact on navigation with potentially life-threatening consequences. 

"British Secretary of State James Brokenshire needs to engage with the Irish government to resolve this dispute to ensure fishing in the lough is regulated and the environment protected."

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