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Environment, Food and Agriculture News

DEFA urges environmental awareness by saying 'Don't burn it!'

With Bonfire Night looming the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is raising awareness in respect of the burning of controlled waste.  It is known...
Friday, 19 October 2012

DEFA research suggests positive returns for Manx livestock farmers

Research by the Department of Environment, Food and Agirculture has concluded that, despite increased feed costs and a lack of quality forage this year, many...
Friday, 12 October 2012

Theft of equipment from donated fisheries protection vessel Panther

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture has responded to reports that the fisheries patrol vessel being donated by the Isle of Man to the...
Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Island signs up to Rio Convention

The date has been announced when the Island will be included in the UK’s ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (one of the three Rio...
Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Video of Royal visit to Peel now available to view

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture commissioned a video of the recent visit of their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of...
Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Spring cleaning the countryside

With Spring well underway, the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is inviting farmers to clear their land of plastic waste in a scheme jointly...
Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Packaging seminar for local food, drink and craft businesses

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is hosting a free seminar on packaging on Thursday 19 April, from 7pm to 9.30pm at DEFA’s offices at Thie...
Thursday, 22 March 2012

Minister discusses sustainable fishing with Prince of Wales

HRH The Prince of Wales learned about the Isle of Man’s pioneering approach to fishing conservation during a high-profile event at Fishmongers’ Hall in London...
Friday, 3 February 2012
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