New Fisheries Project Agreed with New Zealand

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The acting Secretary for Fisheries and Trade, Falasese Tupau, today signed a Grant Funding Agreement with New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZ MFAT) for a major new project – the Tuvalu Fisheries Support Programme Phase 2 (TFSP 2). Under the project, NZ MFAT is providing funding to the Government of Tuvalu’s Fisheries […]

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 […]

New Zealand continue it support to TFD

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The Tuvalu Fisheries Department  TFD Senior Management staff and other stakeholders held a video conference with the design consultants for the next phase of New Zealand support for the fisheries sector. The consultants are Ian Cartwright in Tasmania and Kirsty Burnett in Wellington. Participants from other agencies were from the Ministry of Finance (The Planning […]

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 […]

Tuvalu Government COVID19 Travel Advisory 24 Feb 2020

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  This advisory was issued by the Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender Affairs, Department of Health on 24th February 2020. As of 24 February 2020, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus in Tuvalu. Effective immediately and until further notice, as part of the Tuvalu Government’s continuing efforts to contain […]

Our Organisation: Plans for 2021

In 2020 will see some strengthening of the Department’s staffing, reflecting the growing importance and complexity of systems for the oceanic fishery, as well as the growth of the observer programme and transhipment monitoring. We also recognise the need to provide more support for small-scale fisheries management and development. Our 2 inter-island vessels (Tala Moana […]

FOFA receives grant aid from Japan

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The Fishermen on Funafuti Association FOFA, has received grant aid for the amount of $117,415 American dollars (which is $149,435 Australian dollars) from the Government of Japan. This grant aid is for the construction of the FOFA Fish Market including equipment needed in the fish market – water tanks and freezers – that FOFA requested […]

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister unveils plaque at the new TFD office building

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New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Winston Peters and his delegation, together with the Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Puakena Boreham and the Minister of Finance Hon. Matia Toafa, paid a visit to the Tuvalu Fisheries new office building last Saturday, March 2nd 2019. The visit was part of the New Zealand delegation’s programme, […]