Background and Policy Objectives

3.The purpose of this Order is to extend the functions of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission (FCILC) in line with the North / South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 in relation to the licensing and development of aquaculture and the development of inland fisheries in the Foyle and Carlingford Areas. It also updates various provisions of the Foyle Fisheries Act (NI) 1952 relating to the conservation and protection of inland fisheries in line with other fisheries legislation and makes minor amendments to the Fisheries Act (NI) 1966 and other legislation relating to fisheries.