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07 June 2021 | dataset

Tonga Special Managment Areas

In the mid 1990s the idea arose that coastal communities should be given powers to regulate fisheries in their nearby marine areas. That concept gained momentum and in the early 2000s a change in Tonga’s fisheries legislation allowed for fisheries management by local communities, through Special Management Areas (SMAs). Since that time the Fisheries Division has worked with coastal communities to establish 11 SMAs.

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Publisher Department of Environment, Tonga
Modified 11 February 2022
Release Date 07 June 2021
Identifier e3e2f6ca-5c2b-4525-9442-3dc06a18d6c1
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Tonga
Relevant Countries Tonga
License Shared
[Open Data]