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 […]

Our Organisation: Plans for 2020

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 […]

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 […]

Closed:Tuvalu Inshore Fisheries Adviser

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD), implementing the New Zealand funded Tuvalu Fisheries Support programme (TFSP), is seeking quotations from suitably qualified and experienced consultants to work as Inshore Fisheries Advisor with the Department. Timing and delivery This is a part-time assignment, requiring delivery of 100-150 days in-country over a period of not more than 12 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coastal Fisheries Division

All of the Tuvaluan population is coastal and highly reliant on inshore fisheries for their subsistence and local economic needs. Coastal fisheries are grossly undervalued in national accounting and development planning. Decades of poor or neglected management means that many coastal fisheries are fully exploited. Boom and bust exploitation has nearly collapsed the reproductive stocks […]