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MIMRA launches PAN program

MIMRA launches PAN program

EVE BURNS Marshall Islands Marine Resource Authority launched its Protected Area Network (PAN) office last week at International Conference Center. The PAN program vision is for a sustainable and resilient Marshall Islands where natural and cultural resources are effectively managed and conserved for future generations. Their mission to secure and enable mobilization of resources in […]

MIMRA celebrates new book

MIMRA celebrates new book

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority put on a special program last Friday at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room to launch a new book — the first ever to document the Marshall Islands commercial fishing story.President David Kabua headlined the event, offering praise for MIMRA and the book, “Our Ocean’s Promise — From Aspirations […]

Japan makes big donation

Japan makes big donation

EVE BURNS As part of the Japan Grant Aid for economic and social development, the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) received from Japan Embassy a forklift, four cargo trucks, a crane truck, 11 boats and other fishery equipment such as scales, fish cutters, vacuum packers, a multi wrapper, and 78 coolers. Joining the handover […]

Fishermen line up for shots

Fishermen line up for shots

Last Friday’s resumption of Covid-19 vaccines for tuna boat fishermen “went smooth as planned,” according to MIMRA. The fisheries authority together with Ministry of Health and Human Services and the Ports Authority organized the re-start of the vaccine program for fishermen that was started in June, and then paused so public health teams could concentrate […]

MIMRA, industry pass ‘food’ test

MIMRA, industry pass ‘food’ test

WILMER JOEL Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) held a special food safety certificate ceremony Tuesday at the agency’s Delap headquarters. The awarding of certificates marks another step in Marshall Islands efforts to fully establish its new Competent Authority and to enable direct or indirect exports to the Europe Union, which is the world’s largest […]

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 […]

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