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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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A consultation with Dr. Salome Tupou Taufa about Rights-based management (RBM) and Foreign investment, transparency, pricing and changes was held last week at the Ministry of Fisheries. Cabinet approved the Tonga Fisheries Sector Plan (TFSP) in 2016 which contains over 120 actions. One of the priority actions was further discussion with stakeholders before deciding on a course of action with RBM.