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Environment, Food and Agriculture News

DEFA Minister announces the formation of a Coastal Erosion Working Group

DEFA Minister Phil Gawne has announced the formation of a Coastal Erosion Working Group that will seek options to slow the rate of erosion on the Kirk Michael...
Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Isle of Man joins tri-partite agreement for movement of horses

The Tri Partite Agreement (TPA) is a formal agreement* between Ireland, United Kingdom and France which provides that certain categories of horses may move...
Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Minister "very encouraged by industry's strong support for disease control"

The Department of Environment Food and Agriculture is bringing forward a Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Order (BVD Order) to control the prevalence of BVD infection,...
Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Sea level rise will bring more coastal flooding

With sea level rise of between 11cm and 78cm (approx. 4in and 2 ½ft) expected by the year 2100 coastal flooding events like we have witnessed over the last week...
Friday, 10 January 2014

Department publishes details of its submissions to the Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture has published details of its submission that was recently provided as evidence to the Tynwald Environment...
Friday, 10 January 2014

DEFA Minister to seek supermarket support for stocking more Manx produce in store

DEFA will be inviting representatives of the Island’s major retailers to meet with the Department, to discuss their stance towards stocking local produce and...
Friday, 10 January 2014

Department publishes details of its submissions to the Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee (1)

As part of the disease control measures required in reducing the risk of further spread of this destructive disease, the Department of Environment, Food and...
Friday, 10 January 2014

DEFA launches consultation on the management of the 2014 Queen Scallop fishery in the Territorial Sea

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture has today launched a consultation to gain views on a wide range of measure designed to sustainably manage...
Monday, 16 December 2013

Christmas Scallop fishing in Ramsey Bay

Over the next two weeks, a limited amount of fishing for King Scallops will take place in the Fisheries Management Zone (FMZ) of the Ramsey Marine Nature...
Friday, 13 December 2013

Marine Climate Change Information Published

The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) has just published its recent “report card”, covering a wide range of topics ranging from marine pollution...
Friday, 13 December 2013
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