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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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16th & 17th May 2017

A 2 days workshop was held at the Ministry of Fisheries for reviewing of Special Management Areas (SMA) in Tonga conducted by the FAO and the Ministry of Fisheries on the 16th and 17th of May.

As the Honourable Minister for MAFFF, Hon. Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau mentioned in his opening speech regarding the SMA "This is very important and of course as you all know it is one of the most successful activities of the Ministry of Fisheries. It didn't just start but it started sometimes back then and with the Australian government as the initiative it started going, and we know up to now we know how successful this project is going."

8th - 9th May 2017

Tonga Aquaculture Commodity Development Plan 2010 - 2014 was the first workshop held at the Ministry of Fisheries Office on the 8th - 9th of May. The purpose of this workshop is to review Tonga Aquaculture Commodity Development Plan 2010 - 2014, to provide Tonga's aquaculture development aspirations and vision for the next five years. The new plan will be used to guide the development of the aquaculture commodities for the benefit of the country.