Latest Elin Jones Stories

2008-07-31 18:00:29

By ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor FISH farming can become a major industry in Wales, according to the country's first Fisheries Strategy, launched this week by rural affairs minister Elin Jones. In-shore commercial fishing can also recover its historic importance if the sector receives sufficient investment in new production and processing facilities, says the report. The development of recreational angling over the past two decades has shown what can be achieved. North West...

2008-07-31 18:00:21

WELSH forestry is set for a return to the centre of the rural agenda after decades in the political wilderness. Climate change has handed the sector a new role which could even see the amount of Welsh woodland expand after years of stagnation. Rural affairs minister Elin Jones believes forestry can become a key component of the Assembly Government's sustainability strategy. She has launched a review of the Woodland Strategy for Wales with a call to farmers to work with the forestry...

2008-07-15 18:00:00

By Steve Dube A FARMER described as "a fantastic example" of innovation and enterprise helped to launch the newpounds 30m range of Farming Connect services last week. Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones visited Ty Tanglwst at Pyle, Bridgend, where Rhys Lougher's pasteurising and bottling plant has created six jobs and secured the future of his family dairy farm. The Minister used the visit to publicise the new phase of the Welsh Assembly Government's flagship support service for the...

2008-04-09 04:10:00

A tuberculosis outbreak in Welsh cattle as resulted in a "targeted cull" of badgers to eradicate the disease. Details and location of the cull have not been announced. According to rural affairs minister Elin Jones, the Welsh Assembly Government's plan includes a one-off test of all cattle and a review of the compensation system Wales' chief veterinary officer said bovine TB was out of control and the current policy was not working. Incidents of TB in cattle have increased dramatically and...

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