Cabinet approves Tonga’s Ocean Management Plan

Nuku’alofa – July 16, 2021: 5.10pm (Enviro News):  His Majesty’s Cabinet has approved Tonga’s Ocean Management Plan that will provide for the sustainable management of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) covering an estimated 700,000km2. Beginning in 2015 under Cabinet decision, the Government of Tonga initiated the Oceans 7 Technical Committee to formalize and implement the […]

Report Reveals Positive Outcomes Of Special Management Areas On Marine Environment

Apia, SAMOA – October 14, 2020: 11.40am (SPREP): Tonga’s Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have developed a report on the state of the environment in the country. The report identifies Special Management Areas (SMAs) as a key […]

First draft Ocean Plan community meet in Tongatapu done

Nuku’alofa – June 14, 2020: 11.15am (Enviro News): The first community consultation meet on the draft Tonga Ocean Plan for Tongatapu was held at Kolonga village last night. The draft was taken to members of the Niutoua, Afa and Kolonga communities by the members of the Marine Spatial Planning team, working with the Tonga Ocean […]

Teams take Ocean Plan to communities

Nuku’alofa – May 18, 2020: 8.15am (Enviro News): Two teams are reaching out to communities on Ha’apai and Vava’u this week with the draft Tonga Ocean Plan. The teams are part of the Tonga Ocean 7 working group, under the Marine Spatial Plan project, overseen by the Department of Environment, under the Ministry of MEIDECC. […]