DOMESTIC MARKET SURVEY REPORT 2014
FISHERIES INFORMATION QUARTERLY REPORT 2014
FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS
2015 ROYAL ARGRICULTURAL & INDUSTRIAL SHOW
- Niuatoputapu - 5th Aug 2015
- Niuafo'ou - 6th Aug 2015
- Vava'u - 8th Aug 2015
- Ha'apai - 12th Aug 2015
- 'Eua - 14th Aug 2015
- Tongatapu - 21st, 22nd Aug 2015
New Zealand fisheries experts deliver fisheries compliance training for Tonga Fisheries (21-23 April 2015)
Staff from Tonga Fisheries Division recently took part in a three-day fisheries monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement (MCS & E) training workshop in Nuku'alofa.
The workshop was officially opened by Hon. Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau, Minister of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries on 19 April 2015. In recognising Tonga's reliance on fisheries resources for both food security and economic development, the Minister noted the importance of enforcing the fisheries legislation in the overall sustainable management of the Tonga's fisheries resources.
Tonga welcomes Hon. Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau, the first technocrat to be appointed to the Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries
Tonga welcomes Hon. Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau, the first technocrat to be appointed to the Agriculture & Food, Forests and Fisheries cabinet portfolio since the political reforms.
FAO Technical Assistance to Ha'apai in response to Cylcone Ian
After the Cyclone Ian hit the Ha'apai Group in early 2013, the Ministry and Agriculture & Food, Forestry and Fisheries sought the assistance of FAO in the rehabilitation of fishing activities and in strengthening the Ministry's capabilities to prepare and respond to future natural disaster. fishing communities that were affected by Cyclone Ian. Agriculture and fisheries were the predominant subsistence-level economic activities in the affected communities.
Port State Measures to fight illegal fishing important for Tonga and Pacific Island Countries
3rd - 6th March 2015
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFFF) is conducting a National Workshop to build capacity for Tonga to implement the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. The Workshop is being held in Nuku'alofa from 3 to 6 March 2015, and is attended by more than 30 government officials and representatives of the fisheries sector in Tonga.
Fisheries Surveillance New Equipment for Fafa Is. SMA
Fafa Island Special Management Area received some equipment this week to help with enforcement of the NO Fishing Zone around the Island
The equipment is to assist the Fafa Fisheries Rangers in protecting the Area against illegal fishing. The Binoculars, Digital Cameras and GPS will all be put to good use by the Community in this important work.