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.
Dataset that provides a direct link to Tonga's data hosted on the GBIF website/ records.
Draft word document of the Tonga SoE 2010 report
Please find the final version of the Tonga State of the Environment 2018 Report developed by Water Technology and SPREP
Please find the final versions of the Tonga State of the Environment 2018 Report, National Environment Management Strategy 2018 - 2023 and Project Idea Notes. Also the SoE Data Sources.
The Tonga NEMS 2018 - 2023
Project Idea Notes based on the developed SoE and NEMS
Data sources. Not complete. Will get it done this weekend.
Fanga'uta Status Report
Dubak version of the SOE
This dataset hosts all photos captured by the Department.