Expressions of interest: Boatbuilding Trainees for Tuvalu Fisheries Department

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department is recruiting six trainees to work on a Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) boat building project here on Funafuti Island. Successful applicants will work on a project building more than 50 paddling canoes and will learn how to read boat plans and use power tools and modern materials for wooden boat […]

CLOSED: REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Consultancy for the Design, Drawings, Cost Estimation and Supervision of new buildings for the Tuvalu Fisheries Department

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Tuvalu Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the following consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include the designing, drawing, cost estimating and supervision of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department – Training […]

Tuvalu Observers boost their knowledge in electronic reporting

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Over 30 Tuvalu observers were trained in electronic-reporting (e-reporting) utilizing the iFIMS Observer app on tablets last week. Herman Kisokau, a staff member of the iFIMS Inc. from PNG, led the zoom training. The zoom session lasted the full week. Currently, Tuvalu observers use paper worksheets to gather their data while onboard at work. Their […]

Safe fishing and crew employment workshop: Recruitment of Tuvalu sea farer on Tuvalu-flagged seine vessels

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Participants of the Office of the Attorney General, Marine Police, Tuvalu Maritime Training Institution TMTI, the Ministry of Labour, Fishing Vessel Agents, Crewing Agents and the Tuvalu Seafarers’ Union (TOSU) with TFD staff held a workshop on safe fishing and crew employment last week on Wednesday. The workshop focused on the employment of crew on […]

Tuvalu Fisheries goes further with National Observer Programme train the trainer.

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Tuvalu Technical Adviser on the Observer Programme, Manoi Kutan and Gagati Falaima, Acting Coordinator of Observers, have been working to strengthen the National Observer Programme through a train the trainer programme with lead assessors. The introduction to the training was held last week. The National Observer Program in Tuvalu TVNOP has over 70 observers but […]