Deep sea mining a possibility, but could harm tourist industry, warns ministry CEO

Oku lolotonga fai e fekumi na'a lava ke keli'i e ngaahi makakoloa i kilisitahi' Ka oku i ai e fakatokanga e ala lava ke uesia lahi heni 'a e mamata'anga tofua'a 'a Tonga.

Tonga is exploring the possibility of deep sea mining. However, there have been warnings that mining the seabed could cause environmental problems and could harm Tonga’s whale watching industry. Paula Ma’u, CEO of the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications, said eight ministries were developing a plan to sustain…

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