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Mabe' Pearl Seeding Workshop

Sophie Gordon a USP TAR PhD student and George Vi a Fisheries Officer conducted workshops for the Pearl Farmers on seeding mabe' Pearl in Felemea, Uoleva and 'Uiha Ha'apai on the 11th - 13th of September.

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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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Tails Training in Tonga

(2nd-6th October 2017) Tonga fisheries staff participated in a training workshop run by Lucy Joy and Andrew Hunt from the Pacific Community (SPC) to learn how to use tablets for electronic collection of catch information from small-scale fisheries.

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21st Mar 2017

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The Ministry of Fisheries organized a National Consultation on Aquatic Bio-security Planning in order to reduce possible risks related to aquatic environments. The meeting it was discussed and agreed that specific protocols are needed for quarantine of live aquatic animals, imports and exports of aquatic animals, as well as for aquatic disease screening, surveillance and reporting.

18th - 19th Jan 2017

 

A workshop was conducted by the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) in collaboration with the PEW Charitable Trust and the Ministry of Fisheries aiming to undertake a gap analysis of legislation relevant to the Port State Measure in Tonga against the FAO Port State Measure Agreement that has been ratified in 2016 by the States to combat Illegal, unreported and unregulated Fishing (IUU) in Tonga. The Workshop was held in Nuku’alofa from 18 to 19 January 2017 and was attended by more than 14 government officials.