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4794 MEIDECC Public Notice - Ocean Plan 2 - 20 April 2019

Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management,
Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)

Public Notice: Tonga Ocean Plan

Fanongonongo: Palani Fakafonua Ki He ‘Oseni Tu’uloa

You are invited to contribute to transforming Tonga’s ocean management.

Vision:  Ecologically sustainable social and economic development of Tonga’s ocean for the benefit of all Tongans

Objectives are to:

  1. Ensure sustainable socio-economic development and use
  2. Ensure food security
  3. Conserve biodiversity
  4. Minimise conflicts between users
  5. Build climate change resilience and adaptation
  6. Protect and rehabilitate the environment

Tonga’s coastal and open ocean environment is important to our people – in terms of food, jobs and also culturally and biologically. In Pa’anga, it’s worth more than T$47 million per year.

And it’s under pressure from many competing uses (e.g. industrial fishing, tourism, subsistence fishing, potential deep sea mining, shipping, underwater cables, coastal developments and more). On top of this, there are external pressures over which we have no control, like climate change and cyclones.

The better we can manage our ocean, the more likely it can withstand the pressures upon it, and more likely that the values that we, as a people, gain from our seas, will be sustained.

To ensure this, the Government of Tonga invites you to be part of the process of transforming our ocean management – to future-proof our ocean.

The process is described below – there will be two rounds of formal consultation. This is the first one. We are inviting you to let us know how you would like to see the ocean managed. What activities would you like to see occur where? What activities do you think should be stopped or restricted in certain other areas? Both inshore and offshore – out to the outer edge of Tonga’s waters. Maps will be provided for your reference.

Seek input from communities, users and anyone with an interest in Tonga’s ocean

(Sept 2018– April 2019)

Use input to develop a draft ocean zoning map and to help identify communities who would like to improve management locally

(April – June 2019)

Seek input, nationally, on a draft map of new ocean management areas

(July – December 2019)

Revise map based upon input and finalise

(January – June 2020)

Gazette map as Tonga’s new spatial Ocean Plan                 

July – December 2020

Share information nationally on new spatial Ocean Plan

July – December 2020

Everyone in Tonga is invited to provide information to this process. The government will consider all views and then make decisions about what type of management and what uses should happen when using this information. The outcome will be a balance of all the different viewpoints.

For more information or to provide input, contact Tonga Marine Spatial Planning Project, Department of Environment, MEIDECC. Phone 25050, mob: 7821090, 8431050 or email: msptonga [at] gmail [dot] com.

FANONGONONGO: PALANI FAKAFONUA KI HEOSENI TUULOA

Oku fakaafe’i koe ke  ke kau mai ki he Palani Fakafonua ma’ae Potu Tahi ‘o Tongá.

Visone: Ke ma’u faingamälie ‘a e Tonga kotoa mei hotau ‘osení (ngaahi potutahí) ‘i he fakalakalaka fakasösiale mo faka’ekonömika ‘oku tu’uloá.

Kaveinga:

  1. Fakapapau’i ‘oku tu’uloa ‘a e fakalakalaka faka’ekonömiká mo e sösiale
  2. Fakapapau’i ‘oku malu ‘a e me’atokoní mei tahi
  3. Tauhi mo malu’i ‘a e ngaahi me’amo’ui kehekehe ‘o tahi
  4. Fakasi’isi’i ngaahi fepakipakí mo e fakafekiki ‘i he kau ngäue’aki ‘o e potu tahi
  5. Langa ha ngäue te ne matu’uaki ‘a e feliliuaki ‘a e ‘eá
  6. Malu’i pea mo to e fakalelei’i ‘o e ‘Ätakaí

‘Oku mahu’inga ‘aupito ‘a e ‘ätakai ‘o Tongá ‘i hono matäfanga mo e ‘osení  ki hono kakaí ‘i he me’a fakame’atokoni, ngaahi ngäue, pea pehe foki ki he ngaahi me’a faka’ulungaanga mo fakasaienisi.

Ko e ‘ätakai ‘o tahí ‘oku lolotonga ‘i he tu’unga faingata’a koe’uhí ko e ngaahi ngäue’anga kehekehe hangë ko e toutai komësiale, takimamatá, toutai iiki ki he ma’u me’atokoní, ngaahi fakatotolo ki he maka koloa ‘i he tahi lolotó, fefolau’aki vaká, ngaahi keipolo mo e uaea ‘oku fakatoka ‘i kilisitahí, langa fakalakalaka he matäfangá mo e ngaahi me’a kehekehe lahi ‘aupito. Pea tänaki atu ki aí, ‘oku ‘i ai  mo e ngaahi faingata’a ia ‘oku ‘ikai ha’atau pule ki ai hangë ko e feliliu’aki ‘a e ‘eá mo e ngaahi saikoloné pe afä.

Ko e lelei ange ‘etau tokanga’i hotau potu tahí, ko e sai ange ia ‘a e faingamälie ke ne matu’uaki ‘a e ngaahi faingata’a ‘oku hoko maí, pea toe lahi ange ai ‘a e faingamälie ke to e hiki hake ‘a e mahu’inga ‘o e ngaahi faingamälie ‘e ala lava ma’u mei hotau ‘osení.

Ke fakapapau’i ‘a e ngaahi me’a ko ‘ení, ‘oku fakaafe’i koe ke ke kau mai ki he ngäue ki hono fakafötunga mo fakalelei’i ‘a e pule’i ‘a hotau potu tahí mo e ‘osení – ‘io, ke ‘i ai ha kaha’u lelei mo tu’uloa.

Ko e founga ngäue – ‘e takai tu’o ua ‘a e fetalanoa’akí mo e tälangá. Ko e takai ‘uluaki ‘eni. ‘Oku mau fakaafe’i atu koe ke ke fakahä mai angë pe ‘oku ke faka’amu ke founga fëfë ‘a hono pule’i ‘a hotau ‘osení. Ki he tahi mamahá mo e tahi lolotó, mei hotau matäfangá ki he ngatangata’anga ‘o e potutahi ‘o Tongá. Ko e hä ‘a e ngaahi ngäue ‘okú ke faka’amu mo loto ke fakahoko he ngaahi feitu’u takitaha? Ko e hä ‘a e ngaahi ngäue ‘oku ke pehë ‘oku totonu ke ta’ofi pe fakangatangata ki ha ngaahi feitu’u pë? ‘E toki ‘oatu ‘a e ngaahi mapé ke tokoni atu ‘o ke ngäue‘aki mo faka’ilonga’i ai.

Vakai’i ha ngaahi fakamatala mo ha tänaki mei he ngaahi koló, kau ngaue’aki ‘o tahi, mo ha taha pe

Sep 2018 – ‘Epeleli 2019

Ngäue’aki ‘a e ngaahi fakamatala kuo tänaki ki hono fa’u ‘a e palani fakaangaanga ki hono vahevahe ‘a e ‘osení

‘Epeleli – Sune 2019

Vakai’i mo tänaki ha ngaahi fakamatala i he mape fakaangaanga ‘o e ngaahi feitu’ú ‘i he founga pule’i fo’ou ‘a hotau ‘osení

Siulai – Tisema 2019

Fakatonutonu ‘a e mapé ‘o  makatu’unga he ngaahi fakamatala kuo tänaki pea fakapapau’í

Sanuali – Sune 2020

Käsete’i ‘a e mapé ke hoko ko e Palani fo’ou ia ‘a Tonga ki hono Ngäue’aki ‘a e ‘Osení

Siulai – Tisema 2020

Tufaki fakaloto-fonua atu leva ‘a e Palani Fo’oú ki hono ngäue’aki ‘a e ‘osení

Siulai – Tisema 2020

 
Fetu’utaki mai leva ki he Tonga Marine Spatial Planning Project, Potungaue ‘Atakai, MEIDECC. Fika: 25050, 28170, mob. 7821090. Email: msptonga [at] gmail [dot] com.