Application for PNAO Policy Manager

The PNA Office (PNAO) is a Majuro, Marshall Islands-based agency responsible for the administration of the Vessel Days Scheme (VDS) for purse seine and longline fishing in the oceanic waters of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement and Tokelau. The Nauru Agreement is an agreement between eight Pacific island countries (Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FOFA receives grant aid from Japan

Mr Genta Yamada & Mr Ioapo Tapu signing the grant contracts for the construction of the FOFA fish market

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 […]

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 Funafuti Reef Fisheries Stewardship Plan

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The Tuvalu Fisheries Department, in association with the Funafuti Kaupule (Island Council), Falekaupule (Elders), Fishermen in Funafuti Association (FOFA) and the community is developing a comprehensive plan for the management of stressed fishery resources on Funafuti Atoll. The plan is expected to optimise our use and benefits from fisheries. The Funafuti Reef Fisheries Stewardship Plan […]