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Who we are

This site was produced through the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (replacing the former Strangford Lough Management Advisory Committee (SLMAC).

The Partnership for the newly designated Strangford and Lecale Area
of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) will comprise an Advisory Committee of stakeholders, along with the Executive Authorities, facilitated through their office in Portaferry.

Care of the Lough relies heavily on local input and the co-operation of the many interest groups involved in recreation, conservation and industry on and around the Lough.

The main functions of SLLP (and the future Stakeholder Group) is to:
  • Represent local and specialist interests in the development, interpretation and adaptation of legislation.
  • Promotes strategic, co-ordinated management designed to protect the environmental resource while encouraging appropriate economic and recreational activity.
  • Members bring together expertise and experience on wide-ranging issues eg aquaculture, farming, nature conservation, tourism.