The Service Level Agreement is an initiative of the FFA, which is being developed for each member, with the objective of ensuring a focus on national priorities in the delivery of national assistance. Therefore, Tonga's Service Level Agreement was developed by the Tonga Fisheries Division and FFA to provide guidance on specific tasks required and the sharing of responsibilities.
The Service Level Agreement describes a number of projects that will be jointly undertaken between FFA and Tonga for the betterment of fisheries. Specific tasks identified in the Agreement include the review of the Tuna Management and Development Plan and related laws, the development of a National Monitoring, Compliance and Surveillance (MCS) Strategy, and a framework to encourage fisheries investment.
While the Agreement sets out tasks to be carried out over the next four years, work will commence immediately on priority issues.
The Service Level Agreement was signed on behalf of the Tonga Government by the Hon. Lord Vaea, Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries and Su'a N.F. Tanielu, FFA Director-General.
Issued by the: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries, Fisheries Division, Nuku'alofa, 2011.