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Wednesday 7 June 2017
Rome, Italy
Illegal fishing operators will now find it harder to offload and sell the fish they catch, under enhanced United Nations measures to stamp out llegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
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Monday 13 June 2016
Majuro, Marshall Islands
A new United States Government fishing regulation that went into effect late last month, violates a conservation measure for high seas fishing in the Western and Central Pacific, “This is a superpower abusing a measure agreed to in December 2015," said Dr Transform Aqorau today, 13 May.
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Friday 1 April 2016
A two-year study on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Pacific Ocean has valued the loss at over US$600 million per year resulting in Pacific Island nations stepping up plans to deter and eventually stop illegal fishing activities.
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Wednesday 3 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ways to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in Tonga’s waters to protect tuna resources were discussed at a three day workshop held by Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) officials in Tonga from 25-29 January 2016, when a new monitoring strategy was implemented.
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Wednesday 28 October 2015

Honiara, Solomon Islands
Tonga is the 7th country to commit to the Niue agreement that aims to stamp out illegal, unlicensed and unregulated fishing in the tuna-rich economic zones of the Pacific Islands.
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Wednesday 21 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Raising alarm about the declining state of the world’s oceans, a new report states that many countries are turning to aquaculture (fish farming) to meet global demand for seafood.
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Tuesday 29 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s bêche-de-mer resources are currently overexploited, Tonga's Minister of Agriculture and Food, Forests and Fisheries Hon. Semisi Fakahau said in opening a Regional Technical Beche-de-mer meeting in Nuku'alofa today. Overexploitation of the resource is evident in many countries.
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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Forum Fisheries Agency Awareness Workshop on measures to combat illegal fishing is being held for local authorities in Nuku’alofa on March 3-5.
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Thursday 5 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has announced its intentions to increase local Tuna catches for Pacific Islanders in order to improve food security. The plan is to expand the use of Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) to improve the local capacity for Tuna catches.
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