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

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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Financial Accountant (FFA)

FFA now has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Financial Accountant to lead the financial operations division of the finance unit in Honiara, in the Solomon Islands, on a full-time basis. This unit is responsible for the external financial reporting needs of the FFA, with the Audited Accounts being one of its major outputs. It also has some specific managerial

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Assistant Fisheries Biologist

It is the policy of the FSM Government that qualified FSM citizens is given first priority for employment consideration; with other Micronesians and U.S. citizens utilized in positions for which no qualified citizens are available. POSITION AND SALARY: Assistant Fisheries Biologist (Click to download pdf version) PL-36/1 $566.26 +$40.00 B/W ($606.26) This the minimum rate

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Chief, Statistics, Compliance and Technical Project Section

It is the policy of the FSM Government that qualified FSM citizens is given first priority for employment consideration;  with other Micronesian and U.S. citizens utilized in positions for which no qualified FSM citizens are available.                         . POSITION AND SALARY: Chief- Statistics, Compliance and Technical Project Section (Click to download pdf version) PL-40/1 $695.86

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NORMA Welcomes Intern Lani Mendez

NORMA welcomes Interns Ms. Lani Mendez. Ms. Mendez is a junior at UH-Manoa majoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Management with a focus on Resource and Development Policy. She also holds an Associate’s Degree in Marine Science from COM-FSM. Her project proposal for her internship will be focused on Port State Measures and how the

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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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FSM NORMA Announces Internship Program

FSM NORMA May 23, 2017 The FSM National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) has initiated a college internship program as an attempt to recruit highly talented FSM college students, familiarize them with ongoing issues within fisheries and open the possibilities for future job placement. The first intern(s) will be brought on board during the Summer

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FSM Offshore Fisheries Adviser

Original job posting at: https://jobs-apac.hudson.com/en-nz/federated-states-of-micronesia-offshore-fisheries-adviser-wellington-129329/ Part-time one year assignment Fly in fly out – Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) June 2017 start date Offshore Fisheries Adviser – Federated States of Micronesia Part-time one year assignment Fly in fly out – Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) New Zealand Government support programme June 2017 start

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FSM Corporate Planning Adviser

Original job posting at: https://jobs-apac.hudson.com/en-nz/federated-states-of-micronesia-fsm-corporate-planning-adviser-wellington-129330 Part-time 7 month assignment Fly in fly out – Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) June 2017 start date Corporate Planning Adviser – Federated States of Micronesia Part-time 7 month assignment Fly in fly out – Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) New Zealand Government support programme June 2017 start

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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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Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS) Officer

RE-ANNOUNCEMENT New Deadline of May 19, 2017 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 a Catch Documentation Scheme

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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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