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New SMA for the Ha'apai Island Groups in 2018

Two teams traveled to Ha’apai from the Ministry of Fisheries to develop the SMA (Special Management Area) Management Plan of Kauvai( Muitoa, Ha’ano, Pukotala & Fakakai ) also ‘Uiha and Faleloa.

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Launching of Tonga National Strategy on Aquatic Biosecurity

His Honorable Minister of MAFF and Ministry of Fisheries, Hon. Semisi Fakahau, launched the Tonga National Strategy on Aquatic Biosecurity on the 5th of April 2018 at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel.

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FORMULATION OF NATIONAL STRATEGIES AND ACTIONG PLANS TO IMPROVE COMPLIANCE WITH THE AGREEMENT ON PORT STATE MEASURES (PSMA)

A one-week workshop was held at Davina House from the 7th – 10th of November 2017 for the Formulation of National strategies and action plans to improve compliance with the agreement on Port State Measure.

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The World Bank conducted the second project preparation mission for the Tonga: Halafononga ki ha Ngatai Tu’uloa | Pathway to Sustainable Oceans Project (Tongafish Pathways) in Nuku’alofa, Ha’apai and Vava’u, Tonga between August 20 - 27, 2018. The mission was led by Cary Anne Cadman (Senior Environment Specialist and Task Team Leader) and comprised Chris Barlow (Lead Aquaculture Specialist), Cedric Boisrobert (Senior Coastal Fisheries Specialist), Rachelle Therese Marburg (Social Development Specialist), Cris Nunes (Senior Procurement Specialist) and Elizabeth Ika (Operations Assistant).