Ministry of Fisheries & Trade officially turn over RV Tala Moana to the Ministry of Transport, Energy & Tourism

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Acting Minister of Fisheries and Trade, Hon. Ampelosa Tehulu and the Minister of Transport, Energy and Tourism, Hon. Nielu Meisake officially marked the handing over of the Research Vessel (RV) Tala Moana to be managed by the Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism at10am today at the Fisheries Office at Teone. The official turning over […]

Vacancy Advertisement: 7 Community Fisheries Officers

The TFSP2 project under the Tuvalu Fisheries Department is recruiting seven Community Fisheries Officers – one to work in each of the islands of Nanumea, Nanumaga, Niutao, Nui, Vaitupu, Nukufetau and Nukulaelae. If you are a Form six leaver with good grades in Maths and English, or you have completed training as a seaman at […]

Tuvalu Fisheries New Vessel: Construction Completed for the MANAUI II.

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The Construction of the new Multi-Purpose vessel named Manaui II for the Tuvalu Fisheries Department has been completed. The Manaui II was built under the Project for the Construction of the Multi-Purpose Vessel for Outer Islands Development and funded by the Japanese aid agency JICA. The Manaui II was launched at Nishi-F CO., Ltd. Shipyard, […]

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 […]