Alatini Fisheries was established
in 1990, in Nuku'alofa, the Kingdom of Tonga. Through the expertise
of Bill Holden and the business acumen of Tricia Emberson, the company
has become the largest exporter of deep-water snapper from the South
Pacific. Alatini is committed to producing the best quality fish
trips are kept short and the vessels return to meet international
markets. All fish are iki-jimied and placed in a slurry immediately
after capture and then packed in ice. At dockside, the products
are unloaded and transported to our processing plant. Operating
under the USHACCP program, the fish are graded, sorted and packed
in ice until ready for export.
Fisheries has been established as a reliable supplier of quality
products with our buyers and currently export eight species of bottom
fish caught from Tonga's pristine waters.
Fisheries has been instrumental in forming the Tonga Export Fisheries
Association, it consists of export-orientated fishing companies
who work together for the betterment of the fishing industry in
Tonga. Close co-operation with the Ministry of Fisheries ensures
that our resource is being properly managed and will give us positive
returns for years to come.