Vuna Road, Sopu
Tongatapu, Tonga

+676 21 399 / 27 799
info@tongafish.gov.to

Fisheries Management & Planning

The devices, provided by Pelagic Data Systems, allow fishries staff to monitor the movements of aquarium fishery boats to ensure compliance with local policy and guidelines ensuring a sustainable aquarium fishery in Tonga for the future. Mele Atuekaho and Sisi Mafile'o from Tonga fisheries have been leading the initiative through the Tonga Fisheries aquarium fisheries policy. "This trail will allow us to see if these devices can help in monitoring and managing aquarium fishery boats to ensure the fishery is profitable and sustainable for everyone" Ms. 'Autekaho said.

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The Pelagic Devices were purchased due to generous support from MFAT and the New Zealand Government.