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 […]

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 […]

Tuvalu Fisheries Department Lecture Series Update 4th May–3 August

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9:00 am up until 12:00 noon every Wednesday: At the Coastal Fisheries Building Lectures run each Wednesday throughout the year unless notified otherwise. The lectures are for Fisheries Staff only – at present we are unable to accommodate people from outside the department. Lectures will run for approximately an hour, followed by a session of […]

Fifteen New Matailis to Guard Tuvalu’s Fishery Resource

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Fifteen young men have completed the 2nd National Fishery Observer Training and were awarded with certificates at the graduation ceremony held on Friday afternoon May 29, at the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel. The new fisheries observers had undergone an intensive training in the past five weeks. Minister of Fisheries Honourable Elisala Piita congratulated the trainers, trainees […]

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, […]