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Training for increasing tuna landings

Training for increasing tuna landings

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) FISH4ACP program is working in close collaboration with MIMRA in support of the Marshall Islands strengthening its position as a tuna hub to create more jobs and income for the local economy. A key element of this fishery upgrading strategy is to increase containerization of frozen raw tuna for […]

Pacific tuna hub? Investment needed

Pacific tuna hub? Investment needed

Two studies about the Marshall Islands by the global fish value chain development initiative FISH4ACP show that investing in cold storage facilities and tuna loading equipment can transform the Marshall Islands into a hub for tuna containerization, boosting economic growth and employment, while managing the environmental impact. “Tuna accounts for nearly all fisheries production and […]

Santa’s parade a hit

Santa’s parade a hit

WILMER JOEL Santa hit town last Saturday to the delight of thousands of Majuro residents. Marshall Islands Chamber of Commerce 32nd annual Christmas parade in collaboration with Majuro Atoll Local Government brought Santa Claus to life, with candies by the thousand tossed out from the 13 decorated floats. The floats were supported by community based […]

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 […]