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 : Fisheries officer for outer island: Vacant post (20/02/2018)

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department is inviting a suitably qualified Tuvalu citizens to fill the temporary vacancy position of a Fisheries Officer for Outer islands. It is a ten month contract position and expected to start next month March 2018. Background Information on the Project The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD), has an on-going mandate to improve […]

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 […]

Closed: Re-advertised Outer Islands Data Collectors for Tuvalu Fisheries Department (16/3/17)

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department is inviting suitably qualified young men and women of a minimum age of 18 years to fill the vacant positions of 5 Outer Island Data Collectors (OIDCs) for the islands of: NANUMAGA, NUI, NUKUFETAU, FUNAFUTI, and NUKULAELAE. Applicants must be physically and mentally fit and should be a permanent resident of […]

Fish Aggregate Devices (FADs) Training

Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) are an extension of fishing gear designed to concentrate fish into a small area so that it is easier to catch them. They can be used for industrial as well as artisanal fishing. Close to the islands of Tuvalu, the Fisheries Department has been deploying FADs to assist local fishers to […]

Operations & Development Division

Fisheries remains an important source of food, income and cultural identity for the people of Tuvalu. While the majority of fish consumed locally comes from coastal fisheries, production has decreased significantly in the last decade despite indications in our island communities of increasing fishing pressure. This suggests that the marine resources that support coastal fisheries […]