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 […]

Refresher training for Funafuti Fishermen: New fishing techniques

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The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD), in collaboration with  the Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation (OFCF) of Japan, have been providing technical training for local fishermen in Funafuti. Mr Keizo Takahashi, a specialist expert in fishing techniques and post-harvest processing of fish, from OFCF Japan, facilitated this training. Assistance was provided by TFD’s Operations and Development (O&D) […]

Closed:Request for Quotations: Training Course in Longline Fishing Operations

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD), implementing the Tuvalu Fisheries Support Programme (TFSP), is seeking quotations from suitably qualified and experienced consultants for the design and delivery of an introductory course in longline fishing operations at the Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute (TMTI). The course will be for experienced Tuvaluan seamen who are recruited to work as […]

Post-harvest & sea safety refresher training

20 participants, comprising fishermen from the Fishermen of Funafuti Association (FOFA) and their wives, had the advantage of learning at an in-country training on post-harvest as well as a refresher training on sea safety, conducted on the 27 and 28 of May, 2019 at the Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) office. The training was jointly organized […]

Fisheries staff build their capacity on types of fishing techniques

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Staff of the Operation and Development section within the Fisheries Department underwent a week-long training from 24th May to the 1st of June 2018 on bottom fishing techniques and the use vacuum packaging using a sealer machine. The training was facilitated by an expert on fishing and food technology from the Overseas Fisheries Cooperation Foundation […]

Coastal Fisheries Meeting with Funafuti Fisherman Association (FFA/FTFF)

The Coastal Fisheries section held a meeting with the Funafuti Fisherman Association on the 9th February 2017 Thursday in the Funafuti Lagoon Hotel conference room. The meeting was commenced at 9;15 am led by the Principal Fisheries Officer of the Coastal division. The meeting was about sharing information with the Funafuti Fisherman Association actually about […]

Fish Aggregate Devices (FADs) Training

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Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) are an extension of fishing gear designed to concentrate fish into a small area so that it is easier to catch them. They can be used for industrial as well as artisanal fishing. Close to the islands of Tuvalu, the Fisheries Department has been deploying FADs to assist local fishers to […]

Tuvalu Fisheries Department Lecture Series Update 4th May–3 August

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9:00 am up until 12:00 noon every Wednesday: At the Coastal Fisheries Building Lectures run each Wednesday throughout the year unless notified otherwise. The lectures are for Fisheries Staff only – at present we are unable to accommodate people from outside the department. Lectures will run for approximately an hour, followed by a session of […]