Agriculture & Environment

Agriculture & Environment

Agriculture

The merging of environment and agriculture
A new mandate, a new Environment

Local government underwent significant structural change in 2015 with the number of councils reducing from 26 to 11, and the transfer of many functions from central to local government. This has brought changes to the

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Energy

Environment

Fisheries

Fishing boats in Ardglass harbour (Creative Commons; Image: Ardfern)
A single species fishing industry

Despite not being particularly large in overall UK terms, the sea fishing industry in Northern Ireland makes a significant contribution to the economy of the three County Down ports of Ardglass, Kilkeel and Portavogie where

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