10 new recruited observer qualified as eyes & ears of Tuvalu

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10 newly recruited observers now qualified to work as the eyes and ears of Tuvalu in our oceanic fishery. There were 9 gentlemen and one young lady. The training was held in the Fisheries Department office over five weeks with a break for Christmas. It started on the 7th of December 2020. The training was […]

Tuvalu Observers boost their knowledge in electronic reporting

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Over 30 Tuvalu observers were trained in electronic-reporting (e-reporting) utilizing the iFIMS Observer app on tablets last week. Herman Kisokau, a staff member of the iFIMS Inc. from PNG, led the zoom training. The zoom session lasted the full week. Currently, Tuvalu observers use paper worksheets to gather their data while onboard at work. Their […]

Tuvalu Fisheries goes further with National Observer Programme train the trainer.

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Tuvalu Technical Adviser on the Observer Programme, Manoi Kutan and Gagati Falaima, Acting Coordinator of Observers, have been working to strengthen the National Observer Programme through a train the trainer programme with lead assessors. The introduction to the training was held last week. The National Observer Program in Tuvalu TVNOP has over 70 observers but […]

Closed: Application for Fisheries Observers

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department will be conducting a 5 weeks Fisheries Observer Basic Training Course starting on the 23rd of November this year, 2020 and are now inviting applications from interested Tuvalu citizens. Fisheries Observers work aboard commercial fishing vessels, where they are the eyes and ears of our Tuvalu Government. They collect biological and […]

Closed: Expressions of Interest: 4 Consultancy services required

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) through the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP) is inviting eligible firms/consultants who are interested in providing consultancy services for TFD in the list tabulated below. RFP No: Description Selection Method Closing Date PROP/ TFD/C1/CS1-2019 Cost & Benefit Analysis of MCS CQS[1] 1/08/19 PROP/ TFD/C1/CS3-2019 Design & Develop a Statutory […]

Closed:Fisheries Officer- Observer Coordination: Vacant Post (1/03/2018)

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The Tuvalu Fisheries Department under the Government of Tuvalu is inviting a suitably qualified Tuvaluan citizens to fill in the vacant post of a Fisheries officer-Observer coordination which is currently exist within the Fisheries department. It is a 10 months contract appointment and expected to start next month March 2018. Background Information on the Project […]

Fifteen New Matailis to Guard Tuvalu’s Fishery Resource

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Fifteen young men have completed the 2nd National Fishery Observer Training and were awarded with certificates at the graduation ceremony held on Friday afternoon May 29, at the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel. The new fisheries observers had undergone an intensive training in the past five weeks. Minister of Fisheries Honourable Elisala Piita congratulated the trainers, trainees […]

Oceanic Fisheries Division

The Oceanic division serves two key functions: Managing fishing access, through licensing of foreign tuna fishing vessels and collection of data on their operations; and the Policing of our fisheries waters (EEZ) to prevent and deter unlicensed fishing and ensure compliance by licensed vessels with the terms and conditions of their fishing licenses. The division […]