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Loughs Agency Highlights Cost Of Unregulated Oyster Farming On Lough Foyle

18th June 2018
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Lough Foyle’s territory is claimed by both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Lough Foyle’s territory is claimed by both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Photo: Simon Huguet/Wikimedia

#Oysters - Unauthorised oysters farms have exploded in number on Lough Foyle amid a continued dispute over its ownership, as the Belfast Telegraph reports.

The estuary between the counties of Donegal and Derry remains a point of contention as Brexit looms, with both the UK and Irish governments claiming dominion over its waters.

As a result, there has been a proliferation of unregulated oyster farming that could be worth £20 million or €22.89 million each year, according to the Loughs Agency.

The Belfast Telegraph has more on this story HERE.

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