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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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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."