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Assistant Minister confirms support for commercial fishing industry

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Deputy Carolyn Labey, has confirmed a package of short-term measures designed to support the local fishing industry. The measures are a response to severe restrictions on the fleet’s operations caused by bad weather during the first quarter of this year. In a letter delivered today to the Island’s commercial […]

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Clean bill of health for Jersey’s seas

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Test results published today have shown that bathing waters at the Island’s most popular beaches were cleaner than the UK average in 2013. The tests are carried out between May and September each year by the Department of the Environment. Officers sample bathing water from 16 Island beaches, in accordance with strict European standards. The […]

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Minister announces strategy to regenerate St Helier

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey’s Planning Minister has announced a significant piece of work to explore opportunities to regenerate St Helier in the next 25 years. The Future St Helier project will consist of a series of seminars and workshops and will seek opinions on how St Helier should develop during the coming decades in order that it becomes […]

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Gulls nesting on your roof – take action now

Gulls nesting on your roof – take action now

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of the Environment is advising householders to check their roof for nesting gulls, and to call in a licensed pest controller if you think you have a nest. This time of year gulls have established their territories and are building nests ready to breed. If you have a nest on your roof it […]

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Grouville home and Esplanade development approved

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vacant Plot, Les Fonds de Longueville, Grouville The Minister for Planning and Environment, Deputy Rob Duhamel, today approved a planning application for a new two storey four bedroom home in the Green Zone in Grouville. Plans had previously been refused on several occasions but the Minister considered that the current scheme was by far the […]

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21 new homes for Le Squez Estate

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

21 new homes are to be built at Le Squez Estate following approval by the Planning Applications Panel on Thursday 27 March. As part of a four-stage regeneration plan for the estate, existing homes will be demolished and the new homes will be built to recognised UK standards as part of the States strategy to […]

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Setting of fishing ground lines

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of the Environment is reminding fishermen that the setting of ground lines and individual hooks (‘trots’) on Island beaches is not allowed from midnight on Monday 31 March until Thursday 16 October. Owners of ground lines and hooks must remove them in their entirety from the beach. This should be done before 1 […]

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Pollution risks highlighted in Blue Fish fortnight

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Swimmers, surfers and school children are among those involved in highlighting the risks of polluting Jersey’s waters during Blue Fish fortnight. The Blue Fish Campaign, run by the Department of the Environment, Eco-Active and Jersey Water, is a hands-on way of raising awareness about pollution. Blue Fish fortnight, which takes place between Monday 31 March […]

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Switch off this weekend

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Islanders are being asked to join millions of people around the world in turning their lights off as part of Earth Hour 2014. The World Wide Fund for Nature is holding its annual Earth Hour on Saturday 29 March between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite […]

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Enforcement notice on data protection for Environment Department

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of the Environment has received a formal enforcement notice from the Data Protection Commissioner for breaching data protection principles. It follows a complaint received by the Commissioner concerning sensitive personal information held by the department about an individual. The information was received by the department from a third party source in relation to […]

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