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MIMRA-Namdrik marine deal

MIMRA-Namdrik marine deal

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority and Namdrik Atoll Local Government signed a one-year agreement for MIMRA to fund technical support for projects in Namdrik as a recipient of the Reimaanlok (Looking to the Future) conservation management process. The projects include support for reviving the pearl farm in Namdrik and other activities related to marine […]

WAM takes new tack

WAM takes new tack

EVE BURNS Waan Aelon in Majol (WAM) is working on new locally-designed catamarans and outrigger canoes to improve the movement of copra and people within atolls An ongoing challenge for copra collection in remote atolls is the time needed for government field trip vessels to stop at multiple islands within one atoll to collect copra. […]

Randy wins MBC tourney

Randy wins MBC tourney

Nine qualifying marlin and a batch of tuna were caught by anglers competing in the May 9 Marshalls Billfish Club’s NTA-sponsored tournament. Captain Randy Jack, fishing on Nita, won the first place $450 NTA-provided prize by reeling in a hefty 295 pound marlin. Captain Ronnie Reimers on Kirtake caught three marlin, including a 145 pound […]

MIMRA-EPA join for enforcement

MIMRA-EPA join for enforcement

MIMRA and RMI EPA signed an agreement last Thursday to formalize collaboration on investigating marine pollution in coastal fisheries of the RMI.  MIMRA has commissioned the University of Hawaii to undertake a comprehensive marine pollution study under the World Bank Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP) to investigate micro-plastic pollution, pesticides, heavy metals, radionuclides and other […]

Cola sales up with drought

Cola sales up with drought

Journal 2/15/1983 P1 Majuro drought continues, people digging wells The drought continues and people are taking measures to get by with less water. Old well are being cleaned up and new ones dug. Cola sales are booming. City water is scheduled to be on for one hour Tuesday and then will be off until Friday. […]

MAWC launches compost production

MAWC launches compost production

EVE BURNS A new composting program in Laura aims to roll out locally-made fertilizer in the near future.Majuro Atoll Waste Company (MAWC) established its Laura Transfer Station Composting Project last year and a team of local workers with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) senior volunteer Masafumi Kanazawa have been developing the operation. The goal is […]

MIMRA signs historic Thai pact

MIMRA signs historic Thai pact

An agreement that is expected to boost tuna fishery management was signed last week in Thailand between the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority and Thailand’s Department of Fisheries. Thailand is a major global hub for tuna processing and Majuro has the world’s busiest tuna transshipment port. Tuna transshipments from fishing vessels to refrigerated carrier vessels is a […]

MIMRA hits new milestones

MIMRA hits new milestones

Forum Fisheries Agency Director General Dr. Manu Tupou-Roosen hailed a series of fisheries milestones for the region accomplished Friday afternoon February 8 in the Marshall Islands. She joined Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine and over a hundred government and business leaders at the grand opening of the new $3 million headquarters building for the Marshall […]

MIMRA opens new high-tech HQ

MIMRA opens new high-tech HQ

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority’s new high-tech headquarters will be officially opened this Friday. MIMRA Director Glen Joseph said he is expecting a number of VIPs from industry and regional fisheries organizations to attend the celebration of the new three-story facility in Majuro. The entrance staircase features a large mural of a coral reef […]

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