Tuvalu

Solomon Islands recruits its first oceanographer

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Services has recently recruited an oceanographer, a first amongst National Meteorological Services (NMS) in the Pacific. This milestone reaffirms the Solomon Islands’ commitment to the Pacific Island Meteorological…

Emergency Grab Bags save lives in Tuvalu

On 4 March 2018, four fishers were rescued from a small vessel in Tuvalu after activating the PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) from their emergency ‘grab bag’, a marine safety pack initiated and promoted by SPC and supported by the Tuvalu government. This…

Zoom - Growing fresh food for the family in Tuvalu

Farmer Iokapeta Taliu starts every day the same way. “Every morning and afternoon, my husband and I work on our garden as part of our daily routine”, Iokapeta explained from her farm on Funafuti, Tuvalu’s main atoll. “My home garden is very useful to my…

Zoom - Supporting fishing knowledge and livelihoods in Tuvalu

A fisher with a palu malau puku, a deepwater species For centuries, the people of Tuvalu have been fishing the waters around their island nation. Their knowledge of local fish and their habits is second to none. Two projects supported by the Pacific…
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