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Environment, Food and Agriculture News

New Regulations planned for the 2014 Isle of Man Queen Scallop fishery

The Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture (DEFA) has published the results of its consultation on management measures for the Isle of Man Queen...
Friday, 4 April 2014

DEFA urges the Public to keep Dogs under Control in the Countryside

With Spring now upon us, dog owners are being reminded to be very careful to avoid the dangers of allowing their dogs off the lead on or near farmland, the...
Thursday, 3 April 2014

Prosecution for Illegal deposit and disposal of controlled waste

FPL Recycling Ltd has been prosecuted for unlicensed deposit and disposal by burning of controlled waste at their site off Stoney Mountain Road, Foxdale; as...
Monday, 31 March 2014

Tynwald approves Meat Plant refurbishment expenditure

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture has today received Tynwald’s approval of £1.6 million pounds expenditure to refurbish the Meat Plant at...
Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Caring for the Claddagh Visitor Gifting Scheme

The Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture is to introduce a visitor gifting scheme for the Sulby Claddaghs. The scheme, called Caring for the...
Monday, 17 March 2014

New list of prohibited animals

Tynwald has agreed a new Schedule to the Wild Animals (Restriction on Importation etc) Act 1980. This specifies animals which may only be imported and kept on...
Monday, 17 February 2014

Reservoir anglers invited to meet with DEFA

With this year’s recreational freshwater fishing season soon to start, the Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture, in conjunction with Troutlodge,...
Friday, 14 February 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Tomorrow's Farmer Award

The search is on to find the very best farmers on the Isle of Man as the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture launches the nomination process for...
Thursday, 13 February 2014

Illegal lopping of trees at Port-e-Chee Meadow

A Port Soderick man has been fined £2,000 plus costs for cutting trees deemed as Registered under the Tree Preservation Act 1993. Martin Marlow of Quine’s Hill...
Thursday, 30 January 2014

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
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