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Renewal of the Tuna Management Plan Workshop

The workshop was led by the FMA from FFA and ssisted by staff of the Fisheries Management and Development Division through presentations and discussions.

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Installation of Pelagic devices in Tonga

(9th-10th October 2017) Andrew Hunt and Ian Freeman from the Pacific Community (SPC), installed solar powered vessel tracking devices on four aquarium fishery boats as part of a 6-months trail of remote vessel monitoring.

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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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16th & 17th May 2017

A 2 days workshop was held at the Ministry of Fisheries for reviewing of Special Management Areas (SMA) in Tonga conducted by the FAO and the Ministry of Fisheries on the 16th and 17th of May.

As the Honourable Minister for MAFFF, Hon. Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau mentioned in his opening speech regarding the SMA "This is very important and of course as you all know it is one of the most successful activities of the Ministry of Fisheries. It didn't just start but it started sometimes back then and with the Australian government as the initiative it started going, and we know up to now we know how successful this project is going."

8th - 9th May 2017

Tonga Aquaculture Commodity Development Plan 2010 - 2014 was the first workshop held at the Ministry of Fisheries Office on the 8th - 9th of May. The purpose of this workshop is to review Tonga Aquaculture Commodity Development Plan 2010 - 2014, to provide Tonga's aquaculture development aspirations and vision for the next five years. The new plan will be used to guide the development of the aquaculture commodities for the benefit of the country.