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Managing skyrocketing fisheries revenue

Managing skyrocketing fisheries revenue

REBECCA LATHROP A workshop, “Forecasting Managing Fishing Revenues,” opened in Majuro on Monday. In his opening remarks RMI Minister of Finance Brenson Wase welcomed the group of 49 participants and stressed the importance and timeliness of the workshop. Wase pointed out that as fishing revenue has increased dramatically over the past ten years and with the […]

Talks aim to empower women

Talks aim to empower women

The Micronesian Women’s Conference opened Tuesday at the University of the South Pacific Conference Center in Majuro. Delegates from the RMI, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, and the US territories of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam are meeting to identify opportunities and challenges to increase progress towards gender […]

WWII ships pose oil threat

WWII ships pose oil threat

MAKERETA KIMAI, PACNEWS Editor at last week’s UN Oceans Conference A number of Pacific leaders used last week’s UN Oceans Conference to bring global attention to nuclear contamination and World War Two wrecks that have become environment hazards. Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands led the charge in highlighting what they call ‘real […]

FSM helps patrol RMI waters

FSM helps patrol RMI waters

North Pacific maritime surveillance cooperation between the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands brought FSM’s FSS Micronesia to patrol RMI waters during October. The three-week trip around the Marshall Islands, that included a short stop in Majuro, resulted in boarding 15 fishing vessels to ensure compliance with RMI laws. Sea Patrol officials said […]

Koo’s flags 2 in FSM

Koo’s flags 2 in FSM

GIFF JOHNSON Two of seven Koo’s Fishing Company purse seiners recently reflagged in the Federated States of Micronesia. Does this indicate that Koo’s is moving out of RMI and that the high-level of tuna transshipment featured in Port Majuro for the past several years is moving to Pohnpei? “No” on both counts, though RMI’s fisheries […]