The National Oceanic Resources Management Authority (NORMA) is the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) National Government agency responsible for managing the FSM’s fisheries resources from the 12-nautical mile (NM) Territorial Seas out to the 200 NM Exclusive Economic Zone. Fisheries resources inside the 12 NM Territorial Seas are managed by the four individual states (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae). NORMA works closely with the Department of Resources & Development (R&D), the Department of Justice (DoJ), the Department of Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure (DTCI) among other national and state agencies to fulfill its fisheries management duties. NORMA receives technical support from regional organizations including the Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) under a Country Level Service Agreement (CSLA) for legal, economic, management and monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) and scientific support and advice from the Oceanic Fisheries Program of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC-OFP).
The Corporate Services Division (CSD)
CSD's main purpose is to provide support to the other NORMA Divisions ranging from IT Support, human resource management, and budget management for smooth daily operations.
The Fisheries Management Division (FMD)
FMD is tasked with a range of duties and responsibilities varying from implementation of fishing agreements to day to day operational finance, and administrative tasks.
is the largest of NORMA’s Divisions and carries out some of the most significant of NORMA’s program activities such running the Fisheries Observer Program as well as collection of tuna scientific data.
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