Divisions

Management & Development

The MDD is tasked with a range of duties and responsibilities varying from implementation of fishing agreements to day to day operational finance and administrative tasks.

Research

The core function of the RD is management of NORMA’s National Fisheries Observer Program (NFOP).

Statistics, Compliance, & Technical Projects

The SCTP Division is responsible for catch and effort as well as other fisheries related statistical data including catch logsheets, catch validation, transshipment reports, zone notifications and vessel control reports.

Current Projects

News

HOW TO GET PROJECT INFORMATION OR SUBMIT A COMPLAINT ON THE FSM PROP PROJECT

Any person, group or community can make a complaint or grievance, ask for information on the project, or get in touch for any reason.  FSM NORMA PROP PROJECT can receive COMPLAINTS on the environmental and social performance of the PROP project at the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) in the Federated States of Micronesia

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INVITATION TO QUOTE – STANDBY GENERATOR

 NOTICE OF INVITATION TO QUOTE PROVISION OF STANDBY GENERATOR CONTRACT REFERENCE: FM-NORMA-49996-GO-RFP  The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia’s (FSM) National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the procurement of

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Longline Vessel Day Scheme (VDS) Workshop

Longline Vessel Day Scheme Workshop Sets New Goals For FSM FSM, NORMA On June 11-13, 2018, FSM National Oceanic Resources Management Authority (NORMA held FSM’s first Longline Vessel Day Scheme (VDS) Workshop at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in Kolonia, Pohnpei. The workshop was organized in collaboration with the Forum Fisheries Agency and

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NORMA’s Fisheries Awareness Program in the FSM

NORMA’s Fisheries Awareness Program in the FSM April 16, 2018 To celebrate World Tuna Day on May 2, 2016, the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) hosted an Art and Talent Quest competition among entries from all the PNA Countries. The winner for the 2016 competition was a poem entitled “Teach Your Children” by Ms.

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Expression of Interest – Electronic Reporting Officer

DEADLINE EXTENSION June 30, 2018  REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia’s National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for an Electronic Reporting Officer based in

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Expression of Interest – National Food Inspector (s)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST  The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia’s National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward FOUR  NATIONAL FOOD INSPECTORS based at the FSM Department of Health

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Federated States of Micronesia registers its Maritime Treaties with the United Nations Secretariat

FSM Permanent Mission to UN, New York The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), through its Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, had on 4 August 2017, registered with the United Nations a Treaty between the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) concerning maritime

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Chinese firm showcases tuna catch after deal with Micronesia

“Shenzhen Lian Cheng Yuan Yang Fishing Co., a major Chinese fishery firm, recently showcased its Pacific Islands-sourced tuna at a glitzy event in Guangzhou.” Read more at Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association. 

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[Public Notice] Vessel Monitoring System Regulations

PURSUANT TO SECTION 204 OF TITLE 24 OF THE CODE OF FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA (FSMC) This is to inform the general public that National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA), through its Board of Directors, hereby proposes to promulgate the Vessel Monitoring System Regulations. This public notice is made pursuant Section 204 of Title 24

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Importance and Urgency of Competent Authority in the FSM

FSM NORMA Fishing Companies Reiterate the Importance and Urgency of Competent Authority in the FSM With the introduction of the Vessel Day Scheme and the annual increases in fishing access fees, fishing companies accessing FSM’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) have expressed greater interest in establishing tuna processing plants in the FSM in order to qualify

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FSM Surveillance & Fisheries Satellite Monitoring Training

FSM NORMA| Oct. 27, 2017 FSM Surveillance & Fisheries Satellite Monitoring Training On October 9, 2017, staff from the FSM Department of Justice (DOJ) Maritime Surveillance Wing and the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) gathered at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Annex Building for Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) training. The week-long training, conducted

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NORMA ADOPTS PAPERLESS BOARD MEETINGS

PRESS RELEASE FSM – The Board of Directors of the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is supporting new measures at the Authority to adopt new technologies to improve on its ever challenging work to manage FSM’s oceanic fisheries resources. “We recognize that the technology exists today to

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FSM and Japan Sign New Ten Year Fishing Agreement

Colonia, Yap At their annual fisheries consultations in Yap between the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) and Japan last June 21-27, 2017 in Colonia, Yap, a landmark ten year fishing agreement was reached between FSM and Japan. This is the second ten year agreement between FSM and Japan. The new agreement grants access to

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Pacific Beat: PNG fishing observer’s disappearance raises serious safety concerns for officers at sea

“Ministers and officials meeting in Queensland to discuss the future of the South Pacific albacore have been blown of course by the news that yet another Pacific fisheries observer has gone missing at sea.” Read the full article from Pacific Beat.

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FSM NORMA Donates World Tuna Day Skirt Proceeds to ECE

FSM NORMA May 22, 2017 An Outcome & Appreciation Ceremony was held on May 19, 2017 by the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority, during which Executive Director Eugene Pangelinan presented appreciation certificates to all involved in helping to make the FSM’s first World Tuna Day celebrations a success. The unofficial results of an event survey

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New law doubles the distance from FSM shores for commercial exploitation ban

By Bill Jaynes The Kaselehlie Press April 18, 2017 Pohnpei, FSM—FSM President Peter M. Christian has signed into law an amendment doubling the distance from all FSM shore lines in which commercial marine activities are now banned. It is an idea that he proposed during a speech on the Congress floor when he was a

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World Tuna Day

On December 7, 2016, the United Nations adopted a resolution establishing World Tuna Day as an internationally-recognized event. This confirmation by the global community of the value o tuna has resonated among Pacific Islands, particularly the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, who control the world’s largest sustainable Skipjack Fishery and depend on tuna for food

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