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Tuesday 19 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old Chinese fisherman died near Limu Island in Ha'apai on Sunday night, July 17, during a fishing trip when the small boat he was in capsized due to rough seas.
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Sunday 3 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As the sea cucumber harvesting season continues into its second month after a slow start in Tonga, 12 licenses have been issued to local operators for the 2011 harvesting season for export of a reduced quota of 100 tonnes of dried beche de mers.
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Monday 13 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only eight harvesting licences have been issued so far in the 2011 sea cucumber harvesting season - an usually slow start this year, said Poasi Ngaluafe, the Head of the Research Division of the Ministry of Fisheries today, June 13.
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Monday 9 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The largest turtle in Friday's rescue attempt to save it from slaughter for church conference feasts, died last night after an effort to rest it in the fisheries department tanks at Sopu over the weekend failed to revive it.
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Thursday 5 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's sea cucumber stocks have been overfished in Tongatapu resulting in a depletion of nearly 50 percent over the past two years - especially of sea cucumber with a high commercial value, the Fisheries Department has revealed.
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Tuesday 14 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As the harvesting season for sea cucumbers draws to a close on September 30, a total of 23 licenses have been issued to local operators who have exported to date up to 150 tonnes of dried beche de mers to Asian markets such as Hong Kong.
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Friday 21 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Licenses for the harvesting and the exporting of Bech-de-mers from Tonga have been issued to eleven operators so far, since the beginning of the Bech-de-mers harvesting season on April 1.
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Saturday 8 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa's Fire Services saved the lower deck of the Pacific Blue 18, after the fishing vessel's wheelhouse caught on fire on Friday morning, May 7 at Faua Wharf.
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Tuesday 24 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan fisheries officials fear that a new extension to the sea cucumber harvesting season and an increase in licences is going to drive the resource back a decade, when it was overfished to the point of depletion.
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Thursday 11 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seventeen licenses have been issued to sea cucumbers operators to fish, process and export dried beche-de-mers from Tonga for the 2009 season, which runs from April 1 until the end of September.
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Monday 11 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five licences were issued last week to sea cucumber operators to fish and to export sea cucumber from Tonga for the 2009 season, which runs from April 1 until the end of September.
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Wednesday 6 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Tonga's six month fishing season for sea cucumbers opened on April 1, the quota for this year's export harvest has not been set and licenses have not been issued to operators.
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Thursday 26 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A sulphuric mix of Tonga's sabbatical laws and last week's volcanic eruption on Hunga Ha'apai that led to the cancellation of Saturday evening's Air New Zealand 767 flight into Fua'amotu International Airport, is causing headaches for Tongan fish exporters who had perishable cargo destined for the USA and Japan. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Thursday 18 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has successfully received a payment of $500,000 pa'anga from the owners of the Taiwanese fishing vessel FV Chu Huai No. 638 that was prosecuted for illegal fishing in Tongan waters in January.
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Wednesday 8 October 2008
Neiafu, Vava'u
Kiwis snatched the top prizes in the 2008 - 17th Tonga International Billfish Tournament held in Vava'u from September 4-9.
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Tuesday 20 November 2007
Rome, Italy
By 2030 an additional 37 million tonnes of fish per year will be needed to maintain current levels of fish consumption for an expanded world population. Because traditional capture fisheries have reached their maximum production levels, fish farming represents the only way to fill the gap. But it will only do so if it is promoted and managed in a responsible fashion.
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Wednesday 26 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A black marlin weighing 390kg and over 4m long was hauled into the fish markets today from the Ekiaki a vessel which is owned by the Quality Fishing Co. and captained by Loseli Tuineau. The huge fish was caught last Tuesday, 36 miles north east of Kao.
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Monday 29 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The export of the seaweed Angel's Hair, to Japan this year is expected to bring in $6 million worth of foreign currencies earnings for Tonga.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Deep-sea fishing, at the depth of between 500 and 2000 meters could offer a new source of fish for the Tonga Fisheries Industry. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tricia Emberson the CEO of Tonga’s largest fish exporter, ‘Alatini Fisheries Ltd., who has been operating in Tongan waters for the last 14 years, is a hard core survivor of an industry that has had to ride out the waves of unfavourable weather conditions and export cargo surcharges over the last two years. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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