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

Competent Authority (CA) Inspectors for Kosrae

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 two COMPETENT AUTHORITY (CA) INSPECTORS based at the FSM Department of Health & Social Affairs (FSMDHSA)

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Competent Authority (CA) Inspectors for Pohnpei

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 two COMPETENT AUTHORITY (CA) INSPECTORS based at the FSM Department of Health & Social Affairs (FSMDHSA)

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Competent Authority (CA) Technical Officer

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 a COMPETENT AUTHORITY (CA) TECHNICAL OFFICER based at the FSM Department of Health & Social Affairs

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Public Forum

The National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) invites the General Public to a Public Forum on Fisheries Management and Development in the Federated States of Micronesia. Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Venue: COM-FSM MITC Room Time: 12:30PM to 1:30PM   Agenda: Welcome Remarks Status of

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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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PNA: Chief Financial Officer

  POSITION DESCRIPTION Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) AM3589 – Chief Financial Officer As a key member of the Senior Executive Management Team, the CFO will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO.) The CFO will have primary day-to day responsibility for accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and cash management of PNA. In addition, the

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Tuna Fisheries Licensing Assistant

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 towards a Tuna Fisheries Licensing Assistant to assist the licensing unit in

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NOTICE OF INVITATION TO QUOTE: PROVISION OF PICK-UP TRUCKS

NOTICE OF INVITATION TO QUOTE PROVISION OF PICK-UP TRUCKS CONTRACT REFERENCE: PROP/NORMA/G10 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 towards the procurement of three

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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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Notice of Invitation to Quote

PROVISION OF MARINE SAFETY EQUIPMENT CONTRACT REFERENCE: PROP/NORMA/G7a 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 towards the provision of marine safety equipment: Personal Flotation

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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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