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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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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.

"We need to strengthen the capacity of countries to enforce the law"- Minister Fakahau

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(Photo from LtoR: Mr. Poasi Ngaluafe (Tonga delgate), Mr. Jose Graziano da Silva (FAO Director General, Minister responsible for Fisheries, Hon.Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau. Also shown here is the Hon. Minister receiving the Certificate of Honor presented by FAO Director General to Tonga marking Tonga as a party to PSM Agreement)