Administration Group

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 […]

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 […]

Monitoring & Reporting of the 2018 Work Plan

Monitoring of Work Programme implementation and delivery will primarily be through the monthly meetings of the SMC. In addition, quarterly progress reports will be produced by the TFD, both for internal purposes and to respond to the requirements of the Government of Tuvalu (Planning Department, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development) as well as NZAP, […]

Organisation

The TFD organizational structure was revised as part of the Cabinet decision of September 2013, and came into effect on 1st January 2014. Two new positions were established as a result of the 2016 workforce plan that was approved by cabinet in late 2016, and additional positions in 2017, as detailed below. The Department now […]

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 […]

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 […]

Joint Venture Agreement Signed: National Fishing Corporation of Tuvalu (NAFICOT), SAJO and O Yong Fishing Industry

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The National Fishing Corporation of Tuvalu (NAFICOT), owned by the Government of Tuvalu signed a Joint Venture (JV) agreement with Sajo Industries of Korea and O Yang Fishing Industry (also from Korea) on the 29th of July 2017 at the Funafuti Lagoon Hotel in Tuvalu. The Joint Venture agreement was signed by the Honourable Dr […]

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 […]