7 Mar. 2017
Carlingford Lough - an estuary that forms part of the border between the county of Down in British-run Northern Ireland and Louth in EU member Ireland - is one of two waterways that present particularly complex issues as Britain removes itself from the EU over the next two years. Talks are ongoing between the Irish and British governments relating to the jurisdiction of Carlingford Lough and the unresolved ownership of Lough Foyle, which lies to the west between Donegal and Londonderry, the Loughs Agency, a cross-border body overseeing both areas, said in a statement. Across the water from Warrenpoint in Greenore, fellow mussel fisherman Brian Cunningham fears Brexit could lead to a doubling up of paperwork such as trawler registrations and add costs that would hurt the industry. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said it is of "vital national interest" that no physical barrier or customs controls be put back on the border, winning initial EU backing. But the fishermen of Carlingford Lough fear their long-standing concerns will not be a big priority. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne SEARCH "CARLINGFORD" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.