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Royal Agriculture and Fisheries Show 2017

Their Royal Majesties, King Tupou IV and Queen Nanasipau’u opened all the Royal Agriculture and Fisheries Shows for all the outer Islands including Tongatapu.

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First Release of Sea Cucumber Juveniles into the Sea

More than 1,500 baby sea cucumbers (8 months old) were released on the 24th of August into the sea as a result of a hatchery trial at Sopu Mariculture Centre.

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Legislation and Tuna Plan Review with facilitators from the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

A one-week workshop was held starting on the 11th of September 2017 at the Ministry of Fisheries for the Legislation and Tuna Plan Review with facilitators from the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).

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A Month of Strong Progress for the Tongan Mabe Pearl Industry

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Cultured pearls are the Pacific region’s most valuable and promising aquaculture commodity. They are an ideal trade and export commodity for island communities as pearls are high in value whilst being light-weight and non-perishable. Pearl culture is compatible with traditional lifestyles and provides opportunities for income generation at a number of levels. The industry is environmentally benign and helps to preserve marine environments by imparting a value and utilisation to these areas.

26 August 2016

The “Friendly Islands” of Tonga are situated in Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean, and stretch over approximately 800 kilometres from north to south. The archipelago consists of around 176 islands, 36 of which are inhabited. Its closest neighbours are Fiji to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast and Vanuatu to the west.