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Environment, Food and Agriculture

Head Office

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St John's

Isle of Man



+ 44 1624 685835


Gross Income £4,074,901, Gross Expenditure £21,040,608, Net Expenditure £16,965,707


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Minister: Hon Clare Barber MHK

Chief Officer: Scott Gallacher

Political Members: 

  • Claire Christian MHK
  • Tanya August-Hanson MLC

The Department works to protect and enhance the Island's natural assets within the core principles of environmental, economic and social sustainability; whilst optimising quality of life, international reputation, food production energy security and outdoor amenity.

DEFA works in partnership with all sectors of the Manx Community to protect and enhance the essentials of life – food, air, land and water and to minimise the impact of work activities and food borne and infectious disease on the people who live, work and visit our Island.  It has policy responsibility for animal health and welfare, environmental protection, food, farming and fisheries.

The Department's objectives.

Agriculture and Food Directorate

Forestry, Amenity and Lands Directorate

Environment Directorate

Regulation Directorate

Planning and Building Control Directorate

Climate Change

Regulatory Services Sponsored by the Department:

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