Inshore Fisheries Officers trained on the study of reef fish size limits.

To be capable to set fish size limits, 10 coastal fisheries officers have been trained in the assessment of size at maturity for different fish species at the fisheries office in Teone. The 3-day training programme on Zoom began on Wednesday with the theory of sampling training, practical work in the laboratory on Thursday, and […]

TRANSHIPPMENT AND COVID-19

A consultation on Fisheries Transhipment under COVID 19 restrictions was held this morning at the Tomasi Puapua Convention Center to clarify to the public the process, rules and regulations when transhipment activity starts again in the Funafuti lagoon in the near future. The Director of Fisheries, Samasoni Finikaso explained the need to allow transhipment back […]

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST : INDIVIDUAL CONSULTING SERVICES

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”) requires an independent and external assessment of Tuvalu Fisheries Department’s efforts to maximize the value of its […]

Request for Quotations – Ice Machines: Supply of seven (7) flake ice machines for Tuvalu’s outer islands

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) is seeking quotations for the supply of 7 small flake ice machines for installation in Community Fisheries Centres in the outer islands of Tuvalu. Specifications: We require a flake ice machine that can produce 350-500 kgs of ice per 24 hours under ambient conditions of water temperature 25○C; and ambient […]

STATE OF EMERGENCY (SOE) REGULATIONS AND ORDERS

LN 5.20 Coronavirus Protection Measures 2020 LN 6.20 SOE Regulation – The Management & Minimisation of the impact of coronavirus Regulation 2020 LN 7.20 Designation Order (Chairmanship) LN 8.20 Rationing of Basic Food Commodities Order LN 9.20 Designation of Quarantine Areas Order LN 10.20 Grant Exemptions to essential Public Service LN 11.20 – Order Designate […]

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 […]

Closed: Application for Nukulaelae Data Collector for the Tuvalu Fisheries Department

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department is inviting suitably qualified Tuvalu citizens of a minimum age of 18 years to fill the vacant position of Outer Island Data Collectors (OIDCs) for the island of NUKULAELAE. Applicants must be physically and mentally fit and should be permanent residents of the island of Nukulaelae, as the selection will be […]

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 […]

Launching of the first new paddling canoe at Fisheries

An FAO boat builder, Tuvaluan boat builder and six boatbuilding trainees launched the first new paddling canoe this morning (27th July), at the Tuvalu Fisheries jetty at Teone. These canoes are being built for the purpose of replacing canoes destroyed by cyclone Tino in the outer islands, as well as providing some extra canoes for […]