Islands and Ocean Division discuss work plan

Nuku’alofa – January 10, 2020: 12.15pm (Enviro News): The addition of a new project and the focus on Healthy Oceans for 2020 makes the work of the Islands and Ocean Division here at the Environment Department a critical one. Invasive Species, with its Phase 2 for Tonga, is an addition to the Division’s program this Read More …

Environment office opens for 2020

Nuku’alofa – January 6, 2020: 10.30am (Enviro News): The Department of Environment office here in Nuku’alofa opened for work this morning. This marked the opening of the 2020 work season. Government offices around the Kingdom also resumed work this morning, with Environment and the Ministry of MEIDECC also opening all its offices around the country. Read More …

Commission adopts safe handling guidelines for seabirds

Port Moresby, PNG – December 10, 2019: 2.45pm (WWF): Bycatch in tuna longline fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) is one of the greatest threats to seabirds, particularly albatrosses and petrels. Despite the implementation of conservation measures for seabirds since 2006, it is estimated that between 13,000 to 19,000 seabirds continue to Read More …

Samoa local fishing industry told to match competitors

Apia, SAMOA – August 12, 2019: 3.45pm (SAMOA OBSERVER): Local fishing operators should to invest in bigger fishing boats to maintain and increase the economic benefits of Samoa’s fishery resources, the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) has said. Ulu Bismarck Crawley said fisheries remain one of Samoa’s main Read More …