Foyle and Carlingford Fisheries Act 2007

Acquisition and development of waters for angling.

9.— The Act of 1952 is amended by the insertion after section 14 (inserted by section 8 of this Act) of the following section:

“Acquisition and development of waters for angling.

14A.— (1) The Commission may, for the purpose of developing or improving facilities for angling, acquire by agreement—

(a) fishing rights in any waters in the Foyle Area or the Carlingford Area,

(b) any estate in land by virtue of which such rights are exercisable,

(c) any estate in any other land which the Commission is satisfied it is expedient to acquire for the safeguarding or the full enjoyment or exploitation of those rights.

(2) Where fishing rights in respect of any waters have been acquired by the Commission under subsection (1)(a), the Commission may do all such things as are necessary or expedient—

(a) for the proper development of those waters, and of any land acquired under subsection (1)(b) or (c), for angling, or

(b) for the provision of facilities or amenities for persons authorised by the Commission to enter such land.”.