Operations & Development Division

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The Operations and Development Division is responsible for management of the Department’s seagoing and related assets (vessels, slipway, mechanical workshop, ice machine) and for fisheries development activities intended to benefit the general population. In 2015, the Division will focus on the following activities: · Efficient operation and maintenance of the Manaui and, when procured, the […]

Coastal Fisheries Division

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Inshore fisheries support livelihoods, food security, nutrition and dietary health throughout the islands of Tuvalu. The Coastal Fisheries Division is responsible for ensuring the sustainability of these resources now and into the future. Because Tuvalu’s legislation essentially places control of inshore fisheries in the hands of local government, the Coastal Fisheries Division needs to work […]

Oceanic Fisheries Division

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The Oceanic Fisheries Division oversees the effective monitoring, control and management of industrial tuna fisheries in Tuvalu’s fishery waters. Mindful of the significance of this fishery in terms of its social and economic benefits, the Division focuses its work programme on the following activities: · Management of the Vessel Day Scheme (VDS) for the Tuna […]

Administration Group

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The Administration section of the Department is responsible for a range of activities, including: Advising the Minister, Cabinet and Parliament on fishery policy issues and high-level developments within the sector; Negotiating fishery access agreements with distant water fishing nations, associations, fleets and companies; Economic analysis of fishery development and management options; Ensuring consistency between fishery […]

Internal Management

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The TFD work programme in 2015 will involve both a redirection of priorities and functions, in line with the reorganisation approved by Cabinet in September 2013: and a significant expansion of activities, made possible by the additional funding support now available. Both of these will require strengthening of the Department’s internal management and coordination arrangements. […]

Organisation

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The TFD organisational structure was revised as part of the Cabinet decision of September 2013, and came into effect on 1st January 2014. The Department now comprises: An Administration group, comprising the Director and Deputy Director, several professionals with cross-cutting responsibilities (Legal Officer, Economist and Librarian/ Public Relations Officer) and the Executive staff. The Administration […]