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Royal Agriculture and Fisheries Show 2017

Their Royal Majesties, King Tupou IV and Queen Nanasipau’u opened all the Royal Agriculture and Fisheries Shows for all the outer Islands including Tongatapu.

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Parliamentary Visits (Australian Delegates) to Fisheries Pearl Farm and Special Management Area (SMAs)

The parliamentary visit to Tonga was mainly to visit areas with export potentials especially on sectors where Australia funds.

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HA'APAI MABE' PEARL FARMS SHOW EXCELLENT PROGRESS

The Aquaculture staff worked with the pearl farmers to seed their oysters to grow their very first mabe’ pearls. The workshops were attended by over 20 pearl farmers and community members...

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A Month of Strong Progress for the Tongan Mabe Pearl Industry

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Cultured pearls are the Pacific region’s most valuable and promising aquaculture commodity. They are an ideal trade and export commodity for island communities as pearls are high in value whilst being light-weight and non-perishable. Pearl culture is compatible with traditional lifestyles and provides opportunities for income generation at a number of levels. The industry is environmentally benign and helps to preserve marine environments by imparting a value and utilisation to these areas.

26 August 2016

The “Friendly Islands” of Tonga are situated in Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean, and stretch over approximately 800 kilometres from north to south. The archipelago consists of around 176 islands, 36 of which are inhabited. Its closest neighbours are Fiji to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast and Vanuatu to the west.