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Protect rivers or lose tourists says Minister

Mon, 16 Jun 2014

Phil Gawne MHK
Phil Gawne MHK

The Island's rivers need to be better protected.

That's the message from the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture with pollution levels seeing a spike in the last year - with one serious incident and 27 minor.

The department is keen to address the issue which can be heightened by close-by industrial estates and farms.

Minister Phil Gawne says the problem could deter people from visiting the Island on fishing trips: 

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