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Foyle set for marine tourism boost 23.11.07

LOUGH Foyle is set for a major tourism boost over the next six years.
The plans are part of the Loughs Agency Marine Tourism Strategy 2008 - 2013.
The strategy will provide for stronger local partnerships and improved facilities on the Foyle including marine tourism, recreational fishing and better infrastructure. The Loughs Agency will also take delivery of a new fisheries monitoring vessel under the strategy.
It was approved yesterday at a meeting of the North-South
Boats on the Foyle.
Ministerial Council on Aquaculture and Marine Sector.
The Foyle blueprint was welcomed yesterday by Fianna Fáil Senator Cecilia Keaveney who was confident it would bring with it a much needed boost to both the Foyle and Carlingford areas.
“This will bring significant investment and regeneration to the Foyle and Carlingford Areas,” said Senator Keaveney.
“The vessel new will be used by the Loughs Agency to undertake the scientific monitoring to capture the data that is required by the European Commission and is necessary to aid decision-making in relation to fisheries management.
"I would trust that the role of this vessel will be to help fishermen and the development of the industry” she added.
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