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 […]

Connecting People to Nature: Why Protect our Marine Resources?

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A tour to Fualopa, an islet within Funafuti’s conservation area was part of the Fisheries’ department’s role played in World Environment Day 2017.  The visit was organised as an awareness activity to link to the World Environment Day theme on “Connecting People to Nature”.  The Funafuti Conservation Area (FCA), a marine protected area, extends  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 […]

Lecture on Gender Perspective on Women in Fisheries

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Two representatives from the Tuvalu Government Gender office presented a lecture on “Gender perspective on Women in Fisheries”. The lecture was carried out by; Natalie Makhoul, the Gender Advisor and Lanuola Fasiai the senior officer. Natalie Makhoul was first talked about gender perspective and women in fisheries while Ms Fasiai talked about the Woman’s contribution […]

Fish Aggregate Devices (FADs) Training

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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 […]