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Stop the importation of Ash trees

News of a devastating disease of ash trees being discovered in the UK and Ireland earlier this year is raising concern as to its potential threat to ash trees...
Tuesday, 6 November 2012

New Emergency Powers to Stop Disease of Ash Trees Spreading to Island

The Isle of Man Government has reacted swiftly to the threat to Manx trees from the fungal disease known as Chalara fraxinea which is causing ash dieback. 
Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Cross department co-operation agreed for river pollution incidents

The Environmental Protection Unit of the Department of the Environment, Food and Agriculture have consulted with other government departments, the Isle of Man...
Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Manx fishermen move into the digital age

Kate Beecroft  MHK, Member for Fisheries, attended one of a number of training sessions put on for Manx fishermen and DEFA staff last week, to assist in the...
Tuesday, 30 October 2012

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
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