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PORT STATE MEASURES GAP ANALYSIS WORKSHOP TO FIGHT ILLEGAL FISHING IN TONGA

 

A workshop was conducted by the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) in collaboration with the PEW Charitable Trust and the Ministry of Fisheries aiming to undertake a gap analysis of legislation relevant to the Port State Measure in Tonga against the FAO Port State Measure Agreement that has been ratified in 2016 by the States to combat Illegal, unreported and unregulated Fishing (IUU) in Tonga. The Workshop was held in Nuku’alofa from 18 to 19 January 2017 and was attended by more than 14 government officials.

MINISTRY OF FISHERIES 24TH-25TH JANUARY, 2017

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The management process of the Licensing Application in the Ministry of Fisheries is currently on manual basis. eLicensing System was introduced to assist the Licensing Section with a more efficient system and less cost to stakeholders and the staff. This online system will allow stakeholders to apply and submit online their applications from home or anywhere in the world without having to drive down to the office with their application.