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Saturday 15 July 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Agricultural, Fisheries, Tourism and Trade Show for Ha'apai showcased a fine display of women's weaving, and an abundant supply of food and fish on 13 July. King Tupou VI accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u officiated the event.
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Tuesday 11 July 2023

Majuro, Marshall Islands
The annual Forum Fisheries Committee Ministerial 20 (FFCMIN20) and the Regional Fisheries Ministers Meeting 4 (RFMM4) was held in Majuro, Marshall Islands, from 3-6 July. It focused on areas to improve the management and development of the tuna fisheries resources and the fisheries waters of its members.
Sunday 11 June 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu's Royal Agriculture, Fisheries, Tourism and Trade Show enjoyed sunshine, on Saturday June 10, after a few days of rain had muddied the Manamo’ui Showgrounds. King Tupou VI presented the awards for the best in each category.
Tuesday 30 May 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Agriculture, Fisheries, Tourism and Trade Show for Tongatapu scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until 10 June, and the 'Eua show is postponed until 17 June, in respect of the passing of HRH Princess Mele Siu'ilikutapu. Her funeral is to be held in Tonga soon.
Friday 10 February 2023

Nadi, Fiji
A regional dialogue on human rights, gender equality and social inclusion in tuna fisheries was held from 6-8 February in Nadi, Fiji. It aimed to increase the better understanding and see how the fisheries sector can better address these issues.
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Tuesday 7 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Agriculture, Fisheries, Tourism and Trade Show will return in June to July this year, after a hiatus of three-years due to COVID-19 and the 2022 Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunamis.
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Tuesday 20 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Aquaculture equipment from Japan, including diving computers, underwater cameras and tally counters, was handed over to the Ministry of Fisheries to assist the fisheries sector in its recovery, after the natural disasters in Tonga on 15 January.
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Monday 30 May 2022
PM and Japanese ambassador to Tonga

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around USD1.5 million has been committed by the Government of Japan to provide useful equipment, including fishing boats to aid Tonga's fisheries sector in its post tsunami recovery. Damage from the January tsunamis cost Tonga's fishing industry an estimated $21.5million loss.
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Sunday 28 November 2021
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Auckland, New Zealand
For years, WTO members have failed to forge an agreement to limit fishing subsidies, thereby allowing the continuation of ecologically devastating fishing operations that would otherwise be economically unviable. Now an agreement is within reach – if the political will is there to deliver it. The comprehensive draft now on the table combines measures to curb harmful subsidies with specific exceptions for developing countries. Governments have given their word that they will curb destructive fisheries subsidies. This week’s 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva (30 Nov.-3 Dec.) will test the credibility of that pledge. By Helen Clark, et al.
Saturday 25 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This week a World Trade Organisation Negotiating Group said they were ready to start new discussions on a multilateral agreement to curb fisheries subsidies. But while the WTO is pushing for an outcome by the end of the year, it remains an issue that small Pacific Islands states such as Tonga still have to fully address.
Wednesday 17 July 2019

Ha‘apai, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the Ha'apai Royal Agriculture, Fisheries, Tourism and Trade Show 2019 at Lea’aetohi grounds in Pangai, where an abundance of the island group’s seafood was displayed on July 16.
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Sunday 23 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the Tongatapu Royal Agriculture, Fisheries, Tourism and Trade Show 2019 at the Fungamanamo'ui Showground, on Saturday 22 June 2019, and awarded trophies for the best displays. Thousands of visitors enjoyed a variety of colourful displays. Photos by Linny Folau and Mary Lyn Fonua
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Tuesday 4 June 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
The New Zealand Defence Force has taken part in a multi-national fisheries patrol that covered an area 22 times the size of New Zealand. The operation, from 19-31 May involved seven members of the Forum Fisheries Agency, including Tonga. Some 57 vessels were boarded by authorities during the operation in the exclusive economic zones.
Tuesday 28 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongatapu Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tourism Trade Show this year will be held a month earlier than usual, on Saturday, June 22, to be followed by the outer islands shows.
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Monday 4 December 2017
Manila, Philippines
Pacific tuna is under threat from the world’s largest fishing nations including China, Japan and South Korea, warned Fiji’s Fisheries Minister, at the 14th Tuna Commission Meeting in Manila, which began on December 3.
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Thursday 12 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new ice machine system for fresh catch and water tanks were handed over to the people on ‘Uiha Island in Ha’apai from the Government of Japan, on October 5.
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Friday 15 September 2017
Brussels Belgium
Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing as well as environment degradation are some of the severe challenges the fishing sector is facing, especially in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region, further hurting their economies, particularly in their efforts to cut poverty and sustain growth.
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Wednesday 3 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened Ha'apai's colourful Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show today Wednesday, 3 August in Pangai.
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Thursday 18 February 2016
Majuro, Marshall Islands
Efforts to reach an agreement between Pacific parties and the US on the fishing treaty is still ongoing. The US request for fewer fishing days was discussed at a Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) meeting in Nadi, Fiji, last week.
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Thursday 10 December 2015
Bali, Indonesia
The Pacific and China are on a collision course as they search for agreement in the management of the region’s southern Albacore tuna stock, says a regional fisheries official.
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