Fisheries launch first locally made fiber glass boat

Fisheries and Trade officers gathered yesterday at noon to launch its first locally made fibreglass boat. The program started with speeches from the Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Fisheries and Trade, Hon. Minute Taupo and Fisheries Advisor, Mike Batty.  The program continued with a prayer to bless the boat by Rev. Honolulu and followed […]

Capacity development on Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) for the Lofeagai community

The Lofeagai community developed their understanding of Artisanal FADs and their importance, facilitated by officers of the Departments of Fisheries and Meteorology, yesterday evening 22 February 2022, at the Lofeagai Community Hall. 3 officers conducted the workshop. Pafini Fepuali Fisheries Operation & Development officer presented what is a FAD and its importance. Nelly Seniola Senior […]

Induction and signing of the contracts of the newly recruited CFOs and 10 officers awarded Sea Safety Train the Trainer Certificates

The Tuvalu Fisheries Director together with senior Fisheries staff, witnessed the signing of the contracts of five newly recruited Community Fisheries Officers (CFOs) as well as the awarding of Sea Safety Train the Trainer Certificates for the 10 participants, at the Fisheries office this morning at 10 am. There are 7 new CFO’s and while […]

Newly recruited fisheries officers for Outer-island communities.

7 new community fisheries officers have been recruited by the TFD to manage and develop community fisheries in each of Tuvalu’s main outer islands. The seven new CFOs and the island that will be their work base, are: Panapa Tofiga – Nanumea Ielemia Kapua – Nanumaga Savelio Kaveni – Niutao Sione Tepaa – Nui Amoga […]

Tuvalu Fisheries New Vessel: Construction Completed for the MANAUI II.

The Construction of the new Multi-Purpose vessel named Manaui II for the Tuvalu Fisheries Department has been completed. The Manaui II was built under the Project for the Construction of the Multi-Purpose Vessel for Outer Islands Development and funded by the Japanese aid agency JICA. The Manaui II was launched at Nishi-F CO., Ltd. Shipyard, […]

Closed: Extension of Deadline for Applications: Request for Expressions of Interest: National Consultant – Operation and Development

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include overseeing the effective implementation of the Operation and Development Section of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department, manage […]

Refresher training for Funafuti Fishermen: New fishing techniques

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD), in collaboration with  the Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation (OFCF) of Japan, have been providing technical training for local fishermen in Funafuti. Mr Keizo Takahashi, a specialist expert in fishing techniques and post-harvest processing of fish, from OFCF Japan, facilitated this training. Assistance was provided by TFD’s Operations and Development (O&D) […]

Post-harvest & sea safety refresher training

20 participants, comprising fishermen from the Fishermen of Funafuti Association (FOFA) and their wives, had the advantage of learning at an in-country training on post-harvest as well as a refresher training on sea safety, conducted on the 27 and 28 of May, 2019 at the Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) office. The training was jointly organized […]