REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Review Consultant – GEF Completion Note of Tuvalu PROP

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include a thorough review of the GEF grant for PROP, analyzing the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of […]

Latest Department Metronome Trip : A milestone in the annual work plan

Seven Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) officers carried out one of the regular outer islands ‘Metronome’ trips during August. This trip was to the southern islands (Nukulaelae & Niulakita), to liaise with the Kaupule (island council) members and the communities and to carry out fisheries work programme activities. The team was away for one week, from […]

Coastal Fisheries Meeting with Funafuti Fisherman Association (FFA/FTFF)

The Coastal Fisheries section held a meeting with the Funafuti Fisherman Association on the 9th February 2017 Thursday in the Funafuti Lagoon Hotel conference room. The meeting was commenced at 9;15 am led by the Principal Fisheries Officer of the Coastal division. The meeting was about sharing information with the Funafuti Fisherman Association actually about […]

Kacific Satellite Broadband a Game-changer for Tuvalu Fisheries?

Slow to at times non-existent internet speeds are severely hampering the development of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department. Email communications within the country and with the outside world are extremely poor for most of the staff and it is very difficult to research topics, access resources (such as support resources provided by our Regional Technical partners), […]

Fisheries Revenues Hit an All-time High

The Government of Tuvalu Monthly Reporting Dashboard for September 2015 shows Fisheries revenues for the country at the highest level ever. The total contribution to the government’s revenues from Fishery licenses now accounts for 49% of all income at a staggering AUD 23.7 million dollars (year to date) (figure left). The value of Fishery licenses […]

Tuvalu hosts 11th FFC Ministerial Meeting in Funafuti

FFA meeting to set direction on Future for Pacific Fisheries Sunday 28th June, Funafuti, TUVALU – Pacific ministers for Fisheries from all corners of the region arrived in Tuvalu’s capital Funafuti on the weekend to join local communities for a traditional Sunday to’onai feast. The family-style feast, hosted by Tuvalu’s Minister for Fisheries, Hon. Elisala […]

Fifteen New Matailis to Guard Tuvalu’s Fishery Resource

Fifteen young men have completed the 2nd National Fishery Observer Training and were awarded with certificates at the graduation ceremony held on Friday afternoon May 29, at the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel. The new fisheries observers had undergone an intensive training in the past five weeks. Minister of Fisheries Honourable Elisala Piita congratulated the trainers, trainees […]