The Ministry of Agriculture & Food, Forests and Fisheries of Tonga

Head of Fisheries: 
Vilimo Fakalolo
Phone number: 
(676) 23038; 28-918
Email address: 

Key Pelagic Fisheries

Albacore, bigeye, skipjack and yellowfin tuna, swordfish

Key Fisheries (other)

Long tail red snappers, seaweeds (mozuku), bechedemer

Size of EEZ

700,000 square kilometers

Development objectives and opportunities

The core function of the Fisheries Division involves conserving, managing, developing and sustainable utilization of the Kingdom’s aquatic resources to ensure food security and improve the social and economic well-being of the people of Tonga.

In order to ensure sustainable development and management of offshore and inshore resource with particular focus on : Tuna and long-line fishery, Deep Water Line, Aquarium fishery, Aquaculture farming as well as Community Based Management and Outer Islands Development.