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Department of the Environment

Find planning and building guidance and how we manage and safeguard Jersey's natural and historic environment
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27 May 2020

Further protection for marine life from unsustainable fishing

The Environment Minister, Deputy John Young, has agreed to extend the Sea Fisheries Order to extend bag limits for recreational fishermen to a wider number of species.

27 March 2020

Appointment of Acting Director General for Growth, Housing and Environment

The Government of Jersey has appointed an Acting Director General for Growth, Housing and Environment.

04 March 2020

Looking at lizards: Wild Volunteers wanted

People with a passion for nature can learn how to record Jersey’s four native reptile species at a free training event on Saturday, 14 March

03 February 2020

Update on fishing rights from Environment Minister

The Environment Minister, Deputy John Young, has issued a statement clarifying the fishing rights that apply in Jersey waters

What we do

We aim to safeguard Jersey’s natural and historic environment by giving guidance to planning and building in Jersey.

We are also responsible for:

  • island planning and policy
  • environmental management and the rural economy
  • environmental policy and awareness
  • environmental protection (waste and water)
  • environmental health
  • animal health and welfare
  • marine resources and fisheries
  • meteorological services


John Young

01534 743677

Gregory Guida

Assistant Minister
07797 799263

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