fisheries

PNA groundbreaking ceremony

PNA groundbreaking ceremony

Eight PNA countries plus Tokelau celebrated Wednesday night with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new four-story headquarters building, set to replace the old Won Hai Shien building on Uliga Dock on Majuro. Ministers from the member countries donned helmets and vests and shoveled dirt, commemorating the event. The event was held in the lead up […]

Kramer: Tuna is RMI’s future

Kramer: Tuna is RMI’s future

REBECCA LATHROP Jerry Kramer sees fisheries as the future of the Marshall Islands and Pacific International Inc. (PII) as an integral contributor. His company, PII, which has recently created what many captains say is the best net yard in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, is seeing increased activity and positive return on the investment. […]

Major tuna plan canned

Major tuna plan canned

Journal 10/8/1973 P7 Cold feet From what we gather from the most recent trip of representatives of the Marshall Islands Development Authority (MIDA) to the mainland US to ascertain the status of Del Monte’s intention to begin a fishing operation in the district, there is not much enthusiasm on the part of the giant food […]

MIMRA praised as model in region

MIMRA praised as model in region

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) was singled out for praise by a new book that provides an overview of Pacific fisheries management. The nearly 700-page book says MIMRA is one of the few fisheries departments in the island region that produces an annual report, which is essential for both promoting fisheries and being […]

Rhea, Berry get WCPFC nod

Rhea, Berry get WCPFC nod

Rhea Moss-Christian was unanimously elected to continue in her post as chairperson of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission for an additional two years. She chaired the regional fisheries management organization for an initial two-year term that ended at last week’s WCPFC annual meeting in Fiji. When the election of chairs for the WCPFC […]

$7 million deal with ADB

$7 million deal with ADB

Journal 9/19/1975 P1 Meet scheduled on Bikini resettlement Official Washington, understandably, is in a quandary and the reason is none other than the Bikini Resettlement Project. What with a report from the US Energy Resource and Development Administration stating that additional restrictions be observed by Bikinians if they elect to return to Bikini Island where […]

New PNA CEO arrives Friday

New PNA CEO arrives Friday

Starting this week, there is a new man at the helm of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA). Ludwig Kumoru, former deputy managing director of Papua New Guinea’s National Fisheries Authority, is scheduled to arrive Majuro Friday to take up his post as Chief Executive Officer of the Majuro-based PNA Office. Dr. Transform Aqorau, […]

PNA a success without ADB

PNA a success without ADB

An Asian Development Bank report on Pacific island economies recognizes the Parties to the Nauru Agreement’s vessel day scheme (VDS) as “an outstanding global example of coastal states taking control of a fishery based on highly migratory stocks” that resulted in a more than tripling of revenue to PNA members from 2010 to 2014. But […]

Fisheries observers get help

Fisheries observers get help

YVETTE MONDAY Fisheries observers have been hailed for the work they do as the eyes and eared of Pacific countries. They are the frontline officers collecting catch data vital to understanding how many fish are left and how to ensure sustainability of the stocks. Transform Aqorau, the CEO of the PNA group of countries, says […]