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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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Thursday 10 December 2015
Bali, Indonesia
Five days of exhaustive talks at the annual meeting for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) have yielded mixed results for Pacific Island states, in Bali this week. Among the major successes, members were able to agree on a target reference point for skipjack tuna - the Pacific’s most valuable stock. However, other important and fragile fish stocks like albacore tuna will have to wait another year for development of harvest strategies
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Tuesday 8 December 2015
Bali, Indonesia
The Cook Islands is challenging other Pacific nations to support the adoption of a meaningful harvest strategy for albacore tuna, following a commitment to reduce its own catches by up to 35 per cent within two years. By Helen Greig
Friday 4 December 2015
Bali, Indonesia
Indonesia’s fisheries minister has called on the Pacific Tuna Commission to ban transhipment at sea and end human rights abuses rife in the tuna fishing industry. By Helen Greig
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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Wednesday 13 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Island Tuna Industry Association (PITIA) has complained that Albacore and Bigeye Tuna stocks are continuing to decline in the Western Pacific as a result of overfishing.
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Monday 11 August 2014

Neiafu, Vava'u
The Vava’u Agricultural Show 2014 was held on Saturday, August 9 at the Vava’u High School grounds in Neiafu. Photos by Lisa Molloy.
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Saturday 2 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia announced its grant of AU$9.6 million for the development of fisheries in the Pacific, during the 45th Pacific Islands Forum Meeting that was held in Palau from 29-31 July.
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Wednesday 28 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A foreign fishing vessel boarded by the Tonga Navy’s VOEA Neiafu patrol boat last week, was apprehended after failing to produce its original fishing license in Tonga, was later released on Monday, May 26.
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Wednesday 28 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two foreign fishing boats were boarded in Tongan waters and one apprehended during a ten-day maritime surveillance operation to quell illegal fishing across the South Pacific Ocean, that ended last Friday 23 May.
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Thursday 15 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A decision by the Tongan Cabinet on March 29 to lift a moratorium on the harvesting and the exporting of sea cucumber will accelerate the depletion of Tonga's sea cucumber stock and kill the industry, according to fisheries experts.
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