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£1 million made available to support Wales’ fishing industry

Wales’ fishing community is being invited to submit applications to a £1m fund to primarily help mitigate the ongoing impact Covid is having on the industry and adapt to the rapidly changing market conditions for seafood products.

 

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Protect your birds from avian flu

The Chief Vet for Wales, Christianne Glossop, has stressed the importance of people continuing to take action to protect their birds against avian flu.

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Animal health and welfare plan key to Wales’ future – Rural Affairs Minister

Enhancing standards in a way which safeguards trade and builds a more sustainable farming sector are key to the Welsh Government’s new Animal Health and Welfare Implementation Plan.

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“Protect your flocks now, to avoid losing them to avian flu” – Wales’ Chief Vet

 Poultry keepers need to take action now to make sure they have biosecurity measures in place to protect their birds, or risk losing their flocks to bird flu, the Chief Vet for Wales, Christianne Glossop, has said today.

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Register to have your say on Wales’ future farming scheme

The Welsh Government is encouraging farmers to register to have their say in the next phase of designing the new Sustainable Farming Scheme.

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More than 93% of Welsh farms paid Basic Payments 2021

Over 93% of Welsh farm businesses have today received their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2021 full or balance payments, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced.

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Message from Wales Chief Veterinary Officer, Christianne Glossop

 

Many people across Wales keep birds such as chickens, other poultry and waterfowl  in their gardens or smallholdings.  As well as for food production, some of these birds are kept as pets and can become a well-loved part of the family.

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Avian Influenza identified in poultry near Crickhowell, Powys

The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop has confirmed the presence of avian influenza H5N1  on a mixed poultry premises near Crickhowell, Brecon and Radnorshire, Powys.

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New food and drink vision launched as Winter Fair returns

Growing the Welsh food and drink industry’s value to £8.5bn and increasing the number of employees in the sector who receive the Welsh Living Wage to 80%, both by 2025, are at the heart of a new Welsh Government vision.

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Avian Influenza identified in poultry on Anglesey

The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop has confirmed the presence of avian influenza H5N1 in a small backyard flock of chickens and ducks at a premises on the Isle of Anglesey.

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New housing measures to protect poultry and captive birds against avian flu

The Chief Veterinary Officers for Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland have agreed to bring in new housing measures to protect poultry and captive birds from avian influenza following a number of confirmed cases across Great Britain in recent weeks.

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“Refreshed TB Eradication Programme will build on positive progress made in Wales” - Rural Affairs Minister, Lesley Griffiths

A refreshed TB Eradication Programme will build on the positive progress already made in Wales which has seen a 48% decrease in new TB incidents since 2009.