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  • Joint Consultation on the Isle of Man King Scallop Fishery

    In December 2020, the Isle of Man Scallop Management Board (SMB) submitted a Discussion Document on a Long Term Management Plan (LTMP) for the Isle of Man king scallop fishery to the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture. This was followed by a SMB meeting in February 2021, during... More
    Closed 29 October 2021
  • Climate Change (Single-Use Plastics) Regulations 2021 Consultation

    Proposed regulations that will prohibit the sale, supply, manufacture and distribution of various single use plastic items and products containing microbeads. More
    Closed 1 September 2021
  • Gas Safety Regulations

    This Consultation is issued by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) in association with the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate. The purpose of the consultation is to obtain views on proposed changes to gas safety legislation. The consultation is particularly... More
    Closed 18 August 2021
  • Animal Welfare Bill 2021

    A four week consultation on the proposed Animal Welfare Bill 2021, which is intended to: Provide a means of applying, by order that has been consulted upon and approved by Tynwald, specific UK animal welfare legislation to the Island relating to companion Animals (e.g. cats, dogs, horses... More
    Closed 5 April 2021
  • Woodland Grant Scheme 2021

    In January 2020 Phase 1 of the "Isle of Man Government Action Plan for Achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050” outlined a Council of Ministers’ policy commitment to increase “natural carbon capture opportunities, whilst protecting biodiversity and enhancing ecosystems, to help reach net... More
    Closed 7 March 2021
  • Food Hygiene Ratings Regulations 2021

    The Department is seeking views on the proposed legislation that if approved will allow for the introduction of a Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) in the Isle of Man. A FHRS is a key public health measure and an important commercial driver for businesses to achieve and maintain... More
    Closed 12 February 2021
  • Proposed amendments to the Food Information Regulations 2014 regarding the labelling of allergens and country of origin

    The Food Information Regulations 2014 (Isle of Man) applies certain provisions of European Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, including: the mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance of foods and; ... More
    Closed 29 January 2021
  • Consultation on the Future Management of the Isle of Man Crab & Lobster Fisheries in Isle of Man Territorial Waters

    Future Management of the Isle of Man Crab & Lobster in Manx waters (12 nautical miles [NM]) . More
    Closed 7 December 2020
  • Introduction of a Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in the Isle of Man - Business

    The Department is seeking views on proposals to introduce a Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) in the Isle of Man. The United Kingdom (UK) have operated a FHRS since 2010. Restaurants, takeaways, cafes, pubs, hotels, schools and other places where people eat out or buy food are... More
    Closed 26 November 2020
  • Introduction of a Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in the Isle of Man - Public

    The Department is seeking views on proposals to introduce a Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) in the Isle of Man. The United Kingdom (UK) have operated a FHRS since 2010. Restaurants, takeaways, cafes, pubs, hotels, schools and other places where people eat out or buy food are... More
    Closed 26 November 2020
  • The Introduction of Water Quality Objectives and Environmental Quality Standards

    The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is seeking views on proposals to introduce Water Quality Objectives (WQO) and Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) to assess water quality and monitor compliance for inland, coastal and bathing waters in the Isle of Man. Water quality... More
    Closed 7 October 2020
  • Climate Change Bill Consultation

    This consultation is about the development of the Climate Change Bill, a fundamental part of climate action on the Island, necessary to meet the Chief Minister’s target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. More
    Closed 1 September 2020
  • Proposed legislation to comply with the Isle of Man's commitment to the Montreal Protocol, EU Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations

    The proposed Regulations will be of particular interest to all undertakings, as defined in Article 3(26) of the EU ODS Regulation [1] or Article 2(30) of the EU F-Gas Regulation [2] , which produce, recover, recycle, reclaim, use, destroy or trade in Ozone... More
    Closed 14 May 2020
  • Reform of the Planning System - Proposed Amendments to Increased Permitted Development

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on proposed changes to secondary legislation to enable certain types of development to take place without the need for a specific planning application (sometimes called ‘Permitted Development’). More
    Closed 30 March 2020
  • Area Plan for the North and West- Call For Sites

    Call For Sites As part of the preparations for the Area Plan for the North and West the Cabinet Office is undertaking a ‘Call for Sites’ for land within: Ballaugh, Jurby, Andreas, Bride, Lezayre, Ramsey, Maughold, Patrick, German, Michael, Peel. The... More
    Closed 28 February 2020
  • Reform of the Planning System - Public Consultation in relation to Secondary Legislation

    A Planning Action Plan was laid before Tynwald on 15 May 2018. It included a commitment to make changes to the existing Town and Country Planning Act, 1999. A Planning Bill has been produced and has been supported by both branches of Tynwald. It is currently awaiting... More
    Closed 15 September 2019
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategy 2020-2030

    Tynwald agreed on a Climate Change Mitigation Strategy in 2016, outlining steps towards the 2050 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% compared to 1990 levels. Progress has been made since 2016 but much work is still to be done. We are now consulting on the options for possible... More
    Closed 17 May 2019
  • Agriculture Strategy

    Following industry-wide consultation the current Agricultural strategy ‘ Delivering a Reliable, Sustainable, Self-reliant Manx Agriculture ’ which introduced the single-farm payment model was introduced in 2008. Delivery has continued through the Countryside Care Scheme (CCS) and... More
    Closed 9 April 2019
  • Amendment to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1969

    The Agricultural Holdings Act 1969 which replaced the Agricultural Holdings Act 1936 was introduced to give additional security to farm tenants. Legislation similar to the 1969 Act also exists in England, however it had two subtle differences: Manx legislation allowed the... More
    Closed 15 October 2018
  • Proposals for fee changes to Isle of Man Sea Fishing Licence

    The consultation outlines proposals being considered by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture in relation to the fees payable in respect of the Isle of Man Sea Fishing Licence. The proposals are to: retain the current principle of a base Sea Fishing Licence and... More
    Closed 16 April 2018
  • Proposed changes to the Building Regulations

    The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is reviewing the content of the Building Regulations in order to focus on matters concerning energy efficiency and also proposing updates to reflect changes to building practices. The proposed amendments are to help achieve the requirements set... More
    Closed 16 February 2018
  • Action plan to improve the planning system

    The Isle of Man planning system like planning frameworks elsewhere around the British Isles, was designed and is operated to manage development, balancing sometimes competing interests. The broad aim is to develop the Island sustainably and one of the 20 outcomes in the Programme for Government... More
    Closed 8 January 2018
  • Implementation of Policy on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)

    BVD virus causes a complex of diseases in cattle, the most important of which can interfere with reproduction, affect the unborn calf and ultimately lead to fatal mucosal disease. BVD virus can also cause enteritis during transient infection, which is usually mild but is occasionally severe... More
    Closed 29 December 2017
  • Designation of inshore Marine Nature Reserves

    This consultation seeks views on the designation of existing Conservation Zones and other marine protected areas as Marine Nature Reserves, and the implementation of new management measures to protect marine species and habitats in inshore waters (out to 3 nautical miles) Responses to the... More
    Closed 4 August 2017
  • Proposals for Future Management of the Isle of Man Whelk Fishery

    This consultation seeks to inform stakeholders of the Department’s commitment to safeguard the whelk fishery within the Isle of Man territorial sea and to seek views on a range of proposed management measures designed to cap the level of fishing effort within the territorial sea. Download... More
    Closed 15 May 2017
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