Press Releases

Richard Benyon meets EU Commissioner to resolve “days at sea” cuts

Dec 06, 2011 08:38 GMT
Fisheries Minister, Richard Benyon, today joined Richard Lochhead and Michelle O’Neill ...

Wild bird populations in England and the UK, 1970 to 2010

Dec 01, 2011 08:47 GMT
Defra has published latest statistics on bird populations.  Population indices for farm...

Deputy Prime Minister and Environment Secretary welcome initiative on Sustainable Development Goals

Nov 22, 2011 08:28 GMT
The UK Government will support an initiative to build Sustainable Development Goals, wh...

Written Ministerial Statement on Marine Conservation Zones

Nov 16, 2011 14:00 GMT
Environment Minister Richard Benyon today made the following Written Ministerial Statem...

Premier League and DEC unite to tackle famine

Nov 15, 2011 08:30 GMT
The Premier League today backed the DEC East Africa crisis appeal as it announced a wee...

Paice: UK farmers must not be penalised for putting their animals’ needs first

Nov 15, 2011 08:28 GMT
The UK today renewed calls for Europe to reach a workable agreement and stop eggs from ...

£20 million for farming and forestry businesses

Nov 11, 2011 08:41 GMT
A new £20 million fund to help rural businesses increase profits and reduce their impac...

Update on Single Payment Scheme

Nov 09, 2011 09:32 GMT
Agriculture Minister Jim Paice updated Parliament today on the progress of payments to ...

Trials show fishermen can drastically reduce discards

Nov 07, 2011 09:24 GMT
The dreadful waste of thousands of tonnes of dead fish being thrown back into the sea e...

Anglo- French Twinning Ceremony

Anglo- French Twinning Ceremony

Nov 04, 2011 08:18 GMT
A twinning ceremony between Royal Air Force Brize Norton and French Air Force (FAF) 123...