Topics

Angling

Angling policy including the role of Inland Fisheries, angling farms and stations and the conservation and protection of salmon and eels.

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Animal health and welfare

Information about diseases, disease control and prevention, welfare of farmed and non-farmed animals as well as importing and exporting animals.

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Biodiversity

Protecting and preserving Northern Ireland's wildlife and habitats from invasive alien species and other environmental threats.

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Countryside management and managing your business

Information on agri-environment schemes, water quality, renewable energy and employing people on your farm.

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Crops and horticulture

Information on areas of crop growing and horticulture including combinable crops, potatoes, fruits and vegetables, seeds and nursery stock.

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Education and research

Education and training courses for the land-based and food industries and development programmes

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Fisheries

Sea fisheries, aquaculture and fish health policy in Northern Ireland.

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Food

Meat inspection, milk and milk products, personal food imports, egg packers

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Forestry

Forestry education, forest industry, forestry and the environment, forest planning.Contact the NI Forest ServiceInformation on plant and tree health

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Grants and funding

There is a wide range of grant and subsidy schemes to support local farming, fisheries, rural businesses and communities.

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Land and landscapes

Information on land quality and soil as well as details on the geology of Northern Ireland's distinctive and precious landscapes.

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Livestock farming

Information on key areas of livestock farming including dairy, beef, sheep, pigs, poultry and grass.

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Marine

Protecting Northern Ireland's coastal and marine environment via legislation, licensing and permits and conservation activities

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Plant and tree health

Pests and diseases, pesticides, plant passporting, imports and exports, surveys and compliance.

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Pollution

Activities undertaken to prevent, monitor and control pollution of the air, land and water

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Protect the environment

Actions taken to raise awareness and counteract threats to the environment on both a local and global scale

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Rural development

Management and implementation of the Rural Development Programme and the Rural White Paper Action Plan

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Statistics

A range of statistics covering agriculture, food, animal health, fisheries and forestry in Northern Ireland

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Sustainability

Information relating to sustainable development and prosperity agreements.

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Water

Protecting the aquatic environment by regulating water quality and hydrological processes whilst considering the needs of industry, agriculture and the protection of public health.

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Waste

Promoting a more sustainable approach to dealing with waste in Northern Ireland by drafting waste legislation and implementating waste management policy 

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Environmental advice for planners

DAERA has a role in development management and responds to development proposals where there is potential for impacts on the natural and marine environments and fisheries interests.  

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