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During the planning phase the efficacy of different strategies to manage marine resources should ultimately be assessed by their potential impact, or ability to make a difference to ecological and social outcomes. While community-based and...
In Tonga, no-take marine reserves designed with, and managed by, local communities are predicted to achieve a conservation impact... The result suggests that community-based marine management can be highly effective, in this case because...
Local marine stakeholders were invited to celebrate the launch of new, world-class information which will help Tonga"s ocean planning, at a recent event in Nuku"alofa.Click on the link below to read the full article.
Ms Lisa Tokanga Fe"ofa"aki Fanua of Vava"u Environmental Protection Association (VEPA) from Tonga was the winner of the first Pacific Invasive Species Battler of the Year Award announced in December last year, making her the very first Battler of...
These stunning images were captured by a British underwater photographer as he swam with a pod of humpback whales with a young calf.Click on the link below to read the full article.
Research to further help unlock the secrets of the Oceania Humpback Whale in Niue will take place with support from the government of New Zealand.  This will help further assist in the protection and conservation of humpback whales in the...
What do whale excrement and climate change have in common? More than you may think, according to a special report on Climate Change and Whales that was presented before the Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference in Tonga. Please visit the link...
Tonga's Ministry of Fisheries says the country's coastal fish population has declined by up to 50 percent over the past decade and remedial action is needed. Click on the link below to read the full story.