Metro 7 trip is complete: Another milestone for 2017

The coastal section of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department has successfully completed the final metronome trip for 2017 to the northern islands of Niutao, Nanumea and Nanumaga. This completes an important activity under the TFD Annual work plan 2017. The metronome trips, carried out 4 times per year, are an important and on-going part of our outreach to the outer islands. During the trips we work together with the island Kaupules to identify and address fisheries issues. The primary aim of the latest mission was to consult with people, carry out discussions and present status reports on the progress of our work on each island.

The trip was carried out by five officers from the Coastal Section and an officer from the Administration Section for media purposes. The trip was run between the dates of 24th September to the 15th of October 2017. The main activities completed were:

The three visited northern islands contributed perspectives on their issues relating to fisheries, and made recommendations for managing and re-building their coastal reef fisheries productivity. They also requested copies of reports on the previous surveys made on their islands.

Next year, the Metronome trips will begin again in March.

2018 Metronome trips:
Metro 8 Central (Talamoana) Nui, Nukufetau, Vaitupu 1/3/18 30/3/18
Metro 9 South (Talamoana) Nukulaelae, Niulakita 15/5/18 31/5/18
Metro 10 North (Talamoana) Nanumea, Nanumaga, Niutao 1/8/18 30/8/18
Metro 11 Central (Talamoana) Nui, Nukufetau, Vaitupu 22/9/18 21/10/18