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.
The core function of the RD is management of NORMA’s National Fisheries Observer Program (NFOP).
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.
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 inRead More
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 HealthRead More
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 maritimeRead More
“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.Read More
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 24Read More
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 qualifyRead More
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, conductedRead More
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 toRead More
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 toRead More
“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.Read More
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 surveyRead More
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 aRead More
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 foodRead More