Tonga Ocean

Tonga Ocean Plan to help better manage tuna and marine resources

This is something the Government of Tonga believes should be done urgently.

Almost everyone believes activities being carried out on Tonga’s waters, including the tuna industry here, have not raked in the maximum that the Kingdom should be getting in terms of income and earnings.

Locals are of the thinking that overseas companies and operators are taking advantage of the lack of monitoring and policing – making money and taking that away overseas, without any contribution to the local economy.

Tonga maps out solutions to safe guard the ocean

The Department is hosting the 'A Structured Approach to Compliance Management' at the Environment conference room in Nuku'alofa.

It is being facilitated by Reg Parsons from the International Center for Compliance Management.

Participants included all MSP stakeholders from the different government departments such as Environment, Lands and Survey, Marine, Fisheries, Tourism, MIA and Ports Authority.