Coastal Fisheries Division

Inshore fisheries support livelihoods, food security, nutrition and human health on all the islands of Tuvalu and are significant contributors to building the resilience in all our communities. The coastal fisheries section is responsible for ensuring the sustainability of coastal resources of finfishes, shellfishes and other seafoods now and in the future. Because Tuvalu’s legislation […]

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 […]

Save our ocean and beat plastic pollution!

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The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) took awareness on a healthy ocean and the issue of plastic pollution to the islets of Funafuti last week on a field trip as part of the Environment Week celebrations. This year, international Environment Week was themed as “25 years of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) safe-guarding Life on […]

The First Coastal Fisheries Meeting : RTMCF Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries

This month seven Coastal Fisheries officers of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department will attend the First Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries (RTMCF) in Noumea, New Caledonia. The meeting will start on the 28th of November and run for a period of five days. The primary aim of the RTMCF is to improve coastal fisheries management […]

FRFSP: Funafuti Reef Fisheries Stewardship Plan to be launched in December

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The Funafuti Reef Fisheries Stewardship Plan (FRFSP) has been under development most of this year. The plan was formulated through extensive consultations with communities, leaders, the Funafuti Island Council and interest groups and is now ready to be launched on 14th December at Tausoa Lima in Funafuti. The plan is a culmination of several years […]

Latest Department Metronome Trip : A milestone in the annual work plan

Seven Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) officers carried out one of the regular outer islands ‘Metronome’ trips during August. This trip was to the southern islands (Nukulaelae & Niulakita), to liaise with the Kaupule (island council) members and the communities and to carry out fisheries work programme activities. The team was away for one week, from […]