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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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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