Vuna Road, Sopu
Tongatapu, Tonga

Fisheries Management & Planning

The Fisheries Management and Development Division has responsibility for steering the government's program of fisheries legislation, management planning, development planning, and policies for coastal and offshore fisheries, as well as for special management areas. These are the core statutory functions of the department that in turn drive the compliance and science programs.


Functions include:

  • Management and development plans reviews implementation strategy
  • Management and development plans implementation strategy
  • Fisheries policy development and review
  • Economics
  • Market and trade reports
  • Statistics 
  • Data management 
  • Project oversight and reporting
  • Special Management Area (SMA) planning
  • SMA implementation strategy