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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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"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)