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Illegal fishing: DEFA urges public to remain vigilant

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is asking for the public’s help in protecting salmon and sea trout by reporting illegal fishing...
Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Tynwald asked to consider drought relief scheme to help farmers

Tynwald is being asked to consider a £1.2 million scheme of grants to help farmers who have been affected by a cold and wet spring followed by one of the...
Thursday, 4 October 2018

Farmers assisted with advance payment as dry weather continues

Farmers are this week receiving an advance payment from the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) to support them with buying feed and bedding...
Thursday, 26 July 2018

Public reassured discolouration of sea water is natural phenomenon

The public are being reassured that patches of red sea water that have been spotted around parts of the Island over recent days – particularly at Douglas, Laxey...
Tuesday, 10 July 2018

New scheme to help low income households improve energy efficiency

Tynwald will be asked to approve a new scheme at its July sitting which aims to support low income households to improve the energy efficiency of their...
Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Nine new marine nature reserves to be created

The Isle of Man will have nine new marine nature reserves from 1 September 2018, bringing the total to 10. The Island currently has one such reserve – Ramsey...
Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Government to take action on single use plastics in public service

The Isle of Man Government is taking action to reduce single use plastics within the public service. The plan, which has been developed by the Department of...
Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Entries invited for UNESCO biosphere Isle of Man Awards

Entries are invited for the first UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards, with categories for Energy, Economic Sustainability, Environment and Education/public...
Monday, 2 July 2018

Public asked to be vigilant with threat of Asian hornet to Island

The help and vigilance of the Manx public is vital to tackling the threat posed to the Isle of Man by Asian hornets, set out in a new action plan published by...
Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Curraghs Wildlife Park closed today following fire

The Curraghs Wildlife Park in Ballaugh will be closed today (Thursday, 26 April 2018) following a fire overnight. The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service was...
Thursday, 26 April 2018
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