Records of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Minute Books

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The series comprises 2 volumes which furnish an account for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry committee meetings. In effect, the series documents the high-level decision-making processes of the Department as well as activities undertaken in order to satisfy the body's statutory obligations. The earliest minuted meeting extant in the series, 20 Feb 1987, dates from a few months after the Department's creation, which took place on the 22 Dec 1986, and runs through until 8 Aug 1990.

Activities evidenced within the departmental minutes include but are not limited to: the affecting of the shift from the board to the departmental systems of governmental administration; the enforcement of various orders and regulations relating to the agriculture, fishery and forestry industries; the administration and management of various funds and schemes aimed at the promotion and ongoing development of the Island's agriculture, fishery and forestry industries; the submission and approval of various accounts administered by the department; the undertaking of surveys and the submission of reports regarding the state of the Island's agriculture, fishery and forestry industries; and the management of Knockaloe Experimental Farm.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1986, by order of Tynwald, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry replaced the former Board of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Forestry, Mines and Lands Board.

The complete shift from the Boards to departmental systems of governmental administration was fully realised in 1988. In 2010, the core functions of the department were transferred to the newly formed Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

Arrangement

Volumes are arranged in chronological order within the series.

Conditions Governing Access

This series is currently subject to B2 closure periods under the Public Record Order, 2015. Please contact the Isle of Man Public Record Office for further information: public.records@gov.im

For information on visiting the Isle of Man Public Record Office please see our website: www.gov.im/pro

Other Finding Aids

Please see our website for catalogues: www.gov.im/pro

Archivist's Note

Series level description created by Gavin Rowan, IOMPRO, 31 Jan 2017.

Appraisal Information

Selected for permanent preservation in Nov 2015, Angela Skitt, IOMPRO.

Custodial History

Records in accession A57 were fully transferred to the Isle of Man Public Record Office under section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1999 in Jan 2016 by the Department of the Environment, Food and Agriculture.

Accruals

Possible accruals are expected.

Related Material

Also held at the Isle of Man Public Record Office:

  • S59 - Records of the Forestry, Mines and Lands Board: Minute Books;
  • S62 - Records of the Forestry Board: Minute Books;
  • S64 - Records of the Fisheries Board: Minute Books;
  • S65 - Records of the Board of Agriculture: Minute Books;
  • S66 - Records of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries: Minute Books.