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Agriculture Related News

King scallop statement Thursday 18 January

The Isle of Man is continuing to work with neighbouring jurisdictions to ensure its valuable king scallop fishery is sustainable.  Chief Minister Howard Quayle...
Thursday, 18 January 2018

BBC1 Countryfile star is celebrity guest at 10th anniversary Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival

Adam Henson, a presenter of BBC1’s Countryfile, will be the celebrity guest at this year’s Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival. The 10th anniversary event...
Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Government supports food growth via entries into food and drink ‘Oscars’

Food and drink producers will again be supported by the Government in entering the Great Taste Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the food industry. Run by the Guild of...
Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Warning after motorcyclists fined for illegal forest ride

Illegal use of motorbikes in the Island’s forests endangers the public and the environment and perpetrators will be prosecuted. That is the message from the...
Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Tree Work Application process streamlined

DEFA introduces new policy document. Changes to the way DEFA manages its responsibility for protecting trees are on the horizon.  The Tree Protection Act...
Monday, 11 December 2017

Marketing workshops for food and drink businesses

Food and drink businesses are invited to sign up for marketing workshops being run by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA). The workshops...
Monday, 27 November 2017

New trails and activities for Island’s forests

The Department of Economic Development (DED), in partnership with the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA), has mapped out mountain bike...
Thursday, 26 October 2017

Warning not to touch Portuguese Man of War

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is warning those using beaches not to touch Portuguese Man of War washed up this week. Local beachcomber...
Thursday, 19 October 2017

Success for breeding programme with arrival of baby gibbon

A baby silvery gibbon has been born at the Curraghs Wildlife Park – a year after an adult pair were imported as part of a prestigious breeding...
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Free branding and packaging workshop for food and drink businesses

A free workshop will help food businesses understand the importance of getting branding and packaging right in today’s market place. The event, on...
Monday, 31 July 2017
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