Eight fishing boats donated to Tonga from Dongguan Municipality in China in January this year, were returned when officials discovered, after inspecting the vessels, they were of a low quality and none were up to standard. However, China has provided funds to build the new fishing boats here in Tonga.
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Results for Tonga fishing
Thursday 10 January 2019
Eight fishing boats were donated to Tonga by China’s sister city to Ha’apai, Dongguan Municipality in Guangdong Province, at a handover ceremony this afternoon, 10 January, at the Ministry of Fisheries in Sopu.
Thursday 30 March 2017
Tongan fishing ventures buying deregistered old fishing boats up to 80 years old from New Zealand, using a soft loan scheme offered by government, are running into trouble in unsafe and uninsured boats.
Monday 16 November 2015
A 160kg Blue Marlin landed by Sateki Ika, of the ANZ fishing team, won the top prize of the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club's first fishing competition for the season on Saturday, 14 November.
Thursday 14 April 2005
Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:26 Turtle meat as a delicacy is becoming very popular again, not only on the outer islands of Tonga but also on the main island of Tongatapu. These turtles were pictured at Ha'afeva, Ha'apai, last week as they were being loaded onto the MV Pulupaki for shipment to consumers in Ma'ufanga and Puke on Tongatapu.
Monday 31 May 1999
Putting everything on the line, “our money, my jewellery and even our lives,” was how Tricia Emberson, the Managing Director of ‘Alatini Fisheries described the commitment she and her partner, Bill Holden, had made toward the development of their company during the past ten years. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.