Dr Halafihi new fisheries department CEO

Tonga’s Fisheries Department has appointed Dr Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi as its new Chief Executive Officer.

He is employed for a period of three years with effect from June 17, 2016.

Dr. Halafihi holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology (2015) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and a Master of Science in Chemistry (2008), Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry (2002) and a Bachelor of Science (1995) – all from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

He began serving the Tongan government on July 11,  1995 as an Assistant Teacher (Graduate) at Ministry of Education.

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Dr Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi

Dr. Halafihi then moved and became a Senior Fisheries Officer in the Ministry of Fisheries in 2005.

Since then, he took up  a number of  senior positions within the Fisheries Department including becoming  the Manager of the Tu’imatamoana Fish Market, Principal Fisheries Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Acting CEO for Fisheries.

The Public Service Commission welcomes Dr. Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer for the Fisheries Department and wishes him all the best in his professional careers.

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