FOFA receives grant aid from Japan

Mr Genta Yamada & Mr Ioapo Tapu signing the grant contracts for the construction of the FOFA fish market

The Fishermen on Funafuti Association FOFA, has received grant aid for the amount of $117,415 American dollars (which is $149,435 Australian dollars) from the Government of Japan. This grant aid is for the construction of the FOFA Fish Market including equipment needed in the fish market – water tanks and freezers – that FOFA requested […]

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister unveils plaque at the new TFD office building

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New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Winston Peters and his delegation, together with the Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Puakena Boreham and the Minister of Finance Hon. Matia Toafa, paid a visit to the Tuvalu Fisheries new office building last Saturday, March 2nd 2019. The visit was part of the New Zealand delegation’s programme, […]

Tuvalu Fisheries Department on the move to draft the crewing Policy & Regulation

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The Tuvalu Fisheries Department TFD organized a consultation with stakeholders together with the help from the Forum Fisheries Agency FFA, to put in place a crewing policy and regulation. Mr Mike Betty the new Fisheries Adviser, Mr Isala Tito Isala the TFD legal officer and Mr Tion Nabau with Leonard Rodwell, consultants from FFA facilitated […]

Closed: Expressions of Interest: 3 Vacant Position

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department is inviting applications for three temporary vacancies which are available within the Fisheries department for a period of 12 months contract. These vacancies include: Assistant fisheries training & development officer – at Level 8/7; Assistant fisheries operations & development officer– at Level 8/7; and Tuna data collector– at Level 10/9 Please […]

Closed:Expression of Interest: The Manager for the TUSA Fishing Company Limited

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The Ministry of Natural Resources under the Government of Tuvalu is inviting a suitably qualified Tuvaluan citizens to fill in the vacant post of a; Manager for the TUSA Fishing Company Limited. Please click on the above high-lighted text or link to obtain full details of Terms of Reference and Job descriptions of the position, […]

TFD detained Purse Seine Fishing vessel Micronesia 101 for official custody

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The Tuvalu Fisheries Department detained the purse seine fishing vessel name Micronesia 101 due to the violation of section 63 of the Tuvalu Marine Resources Act 2006 (and the Marine Resources (Amendment) Act 2017). One of the FV Micronesia 101 crew dumped broken winch cable into the lagoon while transhipment in the Funafuti port. The […]

Closed:Expression of Interest : A Mid Term Review Consultant (14/09/2018)

The Tuvalu Government has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP) and the project intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultancy services. The services required at this time is for: A Mid-Term Review Consultant to review the Tuvalu PROP project. The Term of […]

FFA assists Fisheries staff and Government Departments to boost their perception on US Treaty

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Mr Kaburoro Ruaia, the US Treaty Manager and Ms Kasipo M Teo, the legal officer from the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) office, conducted a US Treaty workshop at the new Fisheries building conference room this month. The consultation was run from 18th to 20th of July 2018. The consultation was made to assist Fisheries staff, […]

Save our ocean and beat plastic pollution!

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The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) took awareness on a healthy ocean and the issue of plastic pollution to the islets of Funafuti last week on a field trip as part of the Environment Week celebrations. This year, international Environment Week was themed as “25 years of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) safe-guarding Life on […]

Fisheries staff build their capacity on types of fishing techniques

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Staff of the Operation and Development section within the Fisheries Department underwent a week-long training from 24th May to the 1st of June 2018 on bottom fishing techniques and the use vacuum packaging using a sealer machine. The training was facilitated by an expert on fishing and food technology from the Overseas Fisheries Cooperation Foundation […]