Closed: Vacancy Announcement: PROP Project Officer (09/06/2020)

The Government of Tuvalu has received financing from the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility to participate in the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP). The objective of the PROP is to strengthen the management of selected Pacific Island oceanic and coastal fisheries, and the critical habitats upon which they depend. This will provide […]

Celebrating World Tuna Day in Tuvalu: Tuna, Our Hope & Pride

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Tuvalu celebrated for the second time World Tuna Day this year 2020. The Ministry of Fisheries and Trade coordinated and organized activities for the public in celebrating this important day. Despite, the threat of COVID-19 to the people of Tuvalu, a lot of people did participate in competitions and enjoyed activities in celebrating the day […]

Closed: Request for Expressions of Interest: Consultancy to establish size limits for key species of coastal finfish in Funafuti Lagoon

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The Tuvalu Government has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP), and the project intends to apply part of the proceeds for the following consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include the following objectives: Identify 20 or so ‘key species for Funafuti that important for […]

Refresher training for Funafuti Fishermen: New fishing techniques

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The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD), in collaboration with  the Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation (OFCF) of Japan, have been providing technical training for local fishermen in Funafuti. Mr Keizo Takahashi, a specialist expert in fishing techniques and post-harvest processing of fish, from OFCF Japan, facilitated this training. Assistance was provided by TFD’s Operations and Development (O&D) […]

Progressing the Funafuti Reef Fisheries Stewardship Plan

The Coastal team of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD), consulted with the Funafuti community just before Christmas to review the current status of the Funafuti Reef Fisheries Stewardship Plan (FRFSP). This FRFSP consultation started with speeches from heads of the Funafuti Community, Chief Executive officer of the Ministry of Fisheries and Trade, Mr Nikolasi Apinelu […]

Coastal Team focus plan to improve inshore fisheries

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The main idea of this workshop was to develop the Coastal Annual Work Plan in relation to the newly formulated Fisheries Department Corporate Plan for 2020 to 2022. The workshop was run over a one week period and was held at the Fisheries Conference room from the 21st to the 25th October 2019. There was […]

Tuvalu Observers trained on e-reporting and Safety

Three Observer training Officers from the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) Agency conducted training for Tuvalu Observers in October. The training was designed to enhance Tuvalu Observer e-reporting and safety, through utilizing tablets to enter data electronically instead of using the old system of workbooks. There were 35 observers who joined the training together […]

Closed:Expressions of Interest: An Environmental and Social Safeguard Consultant

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Tuvalu PROP, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include managing, review, monitor and report the project Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) and all PROP environmental and social safeguards requirements; train […]