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Environment, Food and Agriculture News

Sewage treatment improvements produce record bathing water quality results

Every week between May and September sea water samples are taken from 19 popular beaches around the island and results are assessed against European bathing...
Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Photo competition to showcase Isle of Man as a special place for people and nature

A digital photography competition is being promoted by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture as part of its bid to include the Island as a UNESCO...
Monday, 7 October 2013

Agricultural Wages Board amendment of minimum rates of wages

The Board has made an Order increasing rates of pay for agricultural workers by 1.8% with effect from 1st October 2013. The Agricultural Wages Regulations,...
Friday, 27 September 2013

Calling all freshwater anglers: do you have the correct licence?

With the heavy rainfall last week river anglers may be starting to look ahead to the month of October which is renowned as being productive for salmon and sea...
Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Results of 'Tomorrows’ Farmer' award 2013

Now in its fifth year, the winners of the DEFA 'Tomorrows’ Farmer' award, sponsored by Shoprite, was announced at the Tomorrow’s Farmer Award ceremony at the...
Monday, 12 August 2013

Agricultural Wages Board for the Isle of Man

Proposed increase of 1.8% to minimum pay for Agricultural Workers The Agricultural Wages Board for the Isle of Man proposes to make an Order increasing the...
Thursday, 1 August 2013

I Love Manx 'Chef of the Year' competition shortlist announced

Visitors to the Royal Manx Agricultural Show on Friday 9th August will be able to watch local chefs in action as they battle for the chance of a place in the...
Thursday, 1 August 2013

Serious Risk of Fires in Dry Weather

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) and the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service are urging visitors to the countryside to take great...
Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Consultation on future management options for the Baie ny Carrickey Closed Area

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) has launched a public consultation designed to gather views on fisheries management for scallops,...
Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Our natural wealth - the way ahead

Biodiversity brings benefits worth at least 40 million a year to the Isle of Man according to a recent study, but this is the tip of the iceberg as this only...
Thursday, 18 July 2013
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