Tag: department of the Environment

Islanders reminded of marine wildlife code

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of the Environment is urging all users of our seas and coast to follow the Jersey Marine and Coastal Wildlife Watching Code, which can be downloaded from the States website or obtained directly from the Department. The code is designed to encourage Islanders to enjoy Jersey’s marine wildlife in the best way for […]

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Study shows how Jersey’s historic properties can be energy efficient

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

A study has been published by the Department of the Environment which shows how Jersey’s older buildings can be upgraded to become more energy efficient. The Historic Buildings Energy Study Jersey report, available now on www.gov.je, will help the owners or tenants of historic buildings consider their options for improving energy efficiency, while also taking […]

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Green Travel Fortnight: get involved

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pupils across Jersey are being encouraged to make a greener travel choice and walk, cycle, catch a bus or share a lift during Green Travel Fortnight which takes place between Monday 12 May and Friday 23 May and coincides with National walk to School Week campaigns (19-23 May). The campaign is also part of Eco-Active […]

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Scallop permits now online

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Islanders and visitors who want to dive for scallops can now apply for permits online – and make the most of the good weather forecast for the coming Bank Holiday weekend. The new process is now in place for both recreational and commercial scallop divers and is one of a number ways in which government […]

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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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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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New rules safeguard animal welfare during transport

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

New rules governing the welfare of animals being transported for commercial reasons come into force in Jersey next week. The new regulations mean anyone moving animals by car or van, plane or boat, as part of their job, or to sell them, must have authorisation from the Animal Health and Welfare Section at the Department […]

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Jersey starts talks with UK for improved fish quotas

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jersey is to ask the UK to consider agreeing to a better way of managing fish quotas for local commercial fishermen. A team of officers has been set up to lead the talks. It includes representatives from the Department of the Environment, and the Economic Development, Chief Minister’s and the Law Officers departments. The process […]

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