Centre of Excellence in Tonga

Sopu Mariculture Centre, Ministry of Fisheries

tonga_sopu1_b1Sopu Mariculture Centre near Nuku'alofa on Tongatapu island has been the location of national aquaculture research activities since the early 1960s.

The centre is operated by the Ministry of Fisheries. The modern facility was set up with assistance provided by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and later on by the Government of Japan.

The facility is a multi-species hatchery complete with modern pump and aeration system with several concrete and fibreglass raceways. Training on mollusc propagation, particularly green snail and trochus, is provided at the centre.

Coral Kingdom Co

tonga_cg_b1Coral Kingdom Co is the largest marine ornamental export company in Tonga. It has a high level of commitment to quality and sustainability.