Project profiles


11 years of Institutional Strengthening for Tuvalu Fisheries (MFAT, World Bank 2012-ongoing)

GPA has been providing project design, institutional strengthening, HRD, training and advisory services for the Tuvalu Fisheries Department since 2012. The work has included 7 significant projects undertaken by GPA staff and associates with a combined value of NZ 30 million dollars: 2012-2013: Design project for Tuvalu Fisheries called the Institutional Strengthening Project (ISP) funded Read More


Tobwaan Wara (Phase 2) Programme of Fisheries Development & Management (MFAT 2020-2022)

The Tobwaan Wara project was a 4-year MFAT-funded project which aimed to promote improved management of, and economic returns from, fisheries in Kiribati. GPA undertook design work on the project, formulated a human resource development plan for the Kiribati fisheries sector, and provided overall project management services. The project supported a large number of educational Read More

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Strengthening of the Vanuatu Fisheries Department (MFAT 2019-2021)

Under a MFAT funded activity, GPA provided a an advisor to the Vanuatu Fisheries Department from 2019 – 2021. The advisor focussed on improving the management and control of foreign vessels fishing in Vanuatu waters, and of Vanuatu fishing vessels operating internationally. As part of his work, the Advisor provided in-service training in monitoring, control Read More

Tuna packing in PNG

Kiribati Fisheries Human Resource Development (MFAT 2018-2021)

During the inception phase of the Kiribati Fisheries Sector Human Resource Development Project (November 2018-February 2019) GPA was contracted to deliver: A Human Resource and Fisheries Needs Assessment and Plan for the Government of Kiribati, including: An assessment of Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resource Development’s (MFMRD) human resource capacity and capability (HRCC) needs, and Read More

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Fishing Methods Manuals (SPC 1987-2021)

GPA has been contracted by the Pacific Community (SPC) to produce a range of education and training books for coastal fishers, to help improve catches and economic returns from their operations. Subjects of the manuals have included trolling, deep bottom fishing, Vertical Longline Fishing, and Nearshore Fishing Techniques. In 2020-2021 SPC, as part of its Read More

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Kiribati Fisheries Training Strengthening Project (KFTSP) (MFAT, 2014-2016)

  The Kiribati Fisheries Training Strengthening Project (KFTSP) was delivered by GPA staff between May 2014 and June 2016.The intended outcomes of the project were: The successful merger of the Fisheries Training Centre (FTC) into the Marine Training Centre (MTC); An improved curriculum and training resources and staff ability to deliver high quality fisheries training Read More

Kavieng market survey 2 2004

PNG Coastal Fisheries Development and Management Project (CFMDP) (ADB 2003-2007)

  The PNG Coastal Fisheries Development and Management Project (CFMDP) – ADB Loan to the PNG Government of US$10 million over the 4-year period 2003 – 2007. Both the PNG Government and ADB were so happy with the results of the FDP that GPA was invited to design and implement a follow-up project, to take Read More

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PNG National Fisheries College Strengthening Project (NFCSP) (DFAT 1999-2004)

The PNG National Fisheries College Strengthening Project (NFCSP) was undertaken with DFAT (AusAID) grant funding of AUD 10 million over the period 1999 – 2004 specifically to refocus the NFC so that its outputs were relevant to the needs of the fisheries sector. NFC had for years been providing academic training to a small number Read More

CFMDP Kavieng Jetty Nov 2003

PNG Fisheries Development Project (FDP) (ADB 1999-2003)

The PNG Fisheries Development Project (FDP) – ADB Loan to the PNG Government of US$10 million over the 3-year period 1999-2003. This project was designed under a prior ADB technical assistance project, and GPA was selected through a competitive tender process to carry out implementation. Elements of the project included: Complete restructuring of the former Read More