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RMI hits ‘home run’

RMI hits ‘home run’

Hundreds of people from all walks of life — national and local elected leaders, teachers, students, non-government groups and off-island visitors — attended this week’s three-day, first-ever National Oceans Symposium that put big picture issues about fisheries, ocean conservation, sustainability and climate on the table for talk and action. MIMRA Director Glen Joseph said the […]

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 […]

Fishing boat held at Uliga Dock

Fishing boat held at Uliga Dock

A Philippines fishing vessel with 79 crew members was confined and prevented from entry to the Marshall Islands Thursday after arriving in the country without a fishing license or any advance communication with authorities. “It was a surprise to me to hear this vessel arrived,” said Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority Director Glen Joseph speaking […]

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 […]

Promoting seafood exports

Promoting seafood exports

ISAAC MARTY Sixteen individuals graduated with certificates at the conclusion of a two week Seafood Export Market Development workshop at Bokanake in Robert Reimers Enterprises last Friday. The workshop was funded by the Forum Fisheries Agency and was conducted by University of South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Marine Resources and Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority […]

Coral stars at summer camp

Coral stars at summer camp

Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine joined a group of 25 high school students from around the Marshall Islands to talk about coral reefs and what the RMI and countries of the Pacific should be doing to ensure the health of their marine ecosystems. The program was the USP-sponsored Coral Reef and Climate Change Simulation, a […]

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 […]