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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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2nd - 6th October 2017

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This week several Tonga fisheries staff participated in a training workshop run by Lucy Joy and Andrew Hunt from the Pacific Community (SPC) to learn how to use tablets for electronic collection of catch information from small-scale fisheries. The application 'Tails' which was built by Bruno Deprez from SPC's fisheries data management program allows fisheries officers to collect and upload data from remote locations around Tonga, providing timely fisheries data to inform policy and fisheries management decisions.