Isle of Man News last updated 21 January 2017 22:46:28

Official opening for Manx Credit Union

POSTED Fri at 10:29 am by LC

The Manx Credit Union has held its official opening yesterday (Thursday 19th January 2017) at the credit union’s offices on North Quay, Douglas. It is...

Fisheries Ministers discuss economically important industry

POSTED Thu at 10:15 am

The Island’s Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture met his Northern Ireland counterpart for the first time yesterday (Wednesday 18th January 2017) to discuss matters of mutual interest relating to fisheries. Discussions between Geoffrey Boot MHK and Michelle McIlveen MLA, Northern Ireland’s Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, centred around Irish Sea fisheries management and the scientific developments that are enhancing understanding of stocks. Areas in which the jurisdictions could potentially collaborate were also on the agenda. Minister Boot discussed with Minister McIlveen his Department’s Future Fisheries strategy 2016-2021, which sets out a vision for sustainable and diversified fisheries supported by a...

Record Year for Stranded Manx Megafauna

POSTED Thu at 10:06 am

For the last four years, Manx Wildlife Trust, on behalf of DEFA, has been attending dead marine megafauna strandings. Megafauna strandings include whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks and even turtles that wash up on our beaches after they have died. This is important work that helps us understand our seas and as a volunteer network it’s a great way for you to get involved. • 42 strandings reported in 2016– A RECORD YEAR!• 2013: 13 individuals reported; 2014: 26 individuals reported; 2015: 15 individuals reported• Seals, dolphins and porpoise are most commonly found• Otter and Loggerhead Turtles found this year• We have over 20 volunteers, with many different vocational backgrounds all helping to make this work possible. Many of our...

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