Operations & Development Division

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Artisanal fishing is very important as a source of income for some and a source of food for most families. The Operations and Development Section (O&D) is therefore devoted to helping artisanal fishers and their families to ensure safe fishing operations, sustainable fishing practices, healthy fish products, food security and good catch returns. As such, […]

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 […]

Replacement of the RV Manaui TFD extension vessel

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The Tuvalu Fisheries Department currently has two vessels for carrying out its activities within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and outer islands. These are the 18m RV Manaui and 32m RV Tala Moana. The vessels are used for deploying fish aggregating devices (FADs), visiting outer islands for monitoring and consultations, transporting equipment and as […]

Local Fishermen Trained on new Fishing Techniques

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Mr Keizo, a specialist in fishing techniques and post-harvest processing, is currently providing training to fishers in Funafuti. Mr Keizo is from the Japan Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation (OFCF). Together with two Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) officers, he is conducting training for local fishermen on new methods of fishing by trolling. During the training, he […]

Fisheries Monitoring and Management 2nd Consultation (FMMC2) 27th April 2017

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The Coastal and Operations & Development Sections of the Fisheries Department will be holding a second Fisheries Monitoring and Management Consultation (FMMC2). The meeting will be held at the Tausoalima Falekaupule on Thursday the 27th of April 2017.This is a follow-up meeting from FMMC1 which was run in February and which sought the views of […]

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 […]

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 […]

First Metronome Trip to the Northern Outer Islands

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A team from the Fisheries Department Operations & Development (O&D) and Coastal Fisheries (CF) Sections, and NAPA II officers, teamed up between 18th June and 11th July to go on their first ‘metronome’ trip to the northern outer islands to commence the Fisheries Department and the NAPA II targeted work plans for 2016. A metronome […]

NAPA2 on the Move

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The NAPA2 project is on the move. Senior Fisheries Officers for the Coastal Fisheries and Operation and Development Sections left Funafuti for the outer islands last night, 10/08/2015, for consultations with all Island Kaupules. They will spend 2 days on each island, so they’ll be back probably in two weeks time. JIAYOU!!! The second National […]