Tongan government will ban sea cucumber harvesting amid claims expert advice ignored

The Tongan government will ban harvesting and processing sea cucumbers for three to five years. Tonga’s Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Hon. Semisi Fakahau, has  told Parliament a bill will be submitted to the House soon to alter the current law governing the harvesting of sea cucumbers. Hon. Fakahau’s comments come after the previous…

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