Ocean Plan team works on 2020 program

The Chief Executive Officer for Lands, Survey and Natural Resources Rosamond Bing raising a point during the Tonga Ocean 7 meeting on February 19. Photo: ENVIRO NEWS

Nuku’alofa – February 24, 2020: 10.30am (Enviro News): The Tonga Ocean Management Bill will be finalised this year, following presentations made by the Marine Spatial Planning team.

The team, led by project coordinator Elisapeti Veikoso, presented to the Tonga Ocean 7 Working Group on February 19 and to the National Environment Coordinating Committee (NECC) on February 20.

Both meetings supported the work that is being done and recommended the plan for 2020, which will include the second round of consultations with members of the public and the presentation to Cabinet of the proposed Bill.

Acting CEO of MEIDECC Mr Tevita Tukunga (left) and Director of Environment Mrs Atelaite Lupe Matoto (right) at the NECC meeting on February 20. Photo: ENVIRO NEWS

The Chief Executive Officer for Lands, Survey and Natural Resources Rosamond Bing chaired the Tonga Ocean 7 meet while the Acting CEO for MEIDECC Mr Tevita Tukunga chaired the NECC meeting.

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