NEW YORK, NY—On April 22nd, 2022, the Honorable Joses R. Gallen Sr., Secretary of the Department of Justice of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), filed with the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf a claim of an extended continental shelf covering a high-sea area of approximately 188,000 square kilometers (72,500 […]
The FSM NORMA Communications Officer will report to the Assistant Director for the Division of Corporate Services and undertake the following illustrative activities: Primary responsibility for implementating..
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NORMA’s Fisheries Newsletter is back! Kaselehlie, Len Wo, Ran Annim and Mogethin! On behalf of the Board, management and staff of NORMA, we are proud to once again start issuing a quarterly newsletter about what’s happening in the FSM in terms of oceanic fisheries and development. with...
The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) seeks well qualified individuals to fill the position of Assistant Legal Counsel in the office of NORMA, FSM National Government, Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941. The Position: Provide legal services required by the Authority to implement the provisions of the Marine Resource Act of 2002 (MRA) under […]
The FSM National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) is calling for students to submit interest in participating in its annual Internship program and the work-study/community service placement program. A. INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: These paid internships target high-achieving college students (primarily juniors and seniors, but freshmen or sophomores may also apply) who are near graduation or recently […]
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 Implementation Completion Report (ICR) Consultant to be working with FSM NORMA in Pohnpei, FSM. The […]
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).
Fisheries Management Division (FMD)
Ensures the fisheries that NORMA is responsible for are managed sustainably and to the benefit of FSM through access agreement negotiations, licensing and permits, and administering the Vessel Day Scheme.
Fisheries Economics & Development Division (FED)
The FED Divison provides NORMA with sound economic analysis and advice to inform fisheries negotiations, investment and management decisions.
The Fisheries Science Division (FSD)
Manages NORMA’s scientific needs and obligations, including the management of the FSM National Observer Program.
The Fisheries Compliance Division (FCD)
Responsible for managing monitoring and control measures to ensure that fishing vessels comply with national laws and regulations and regional and international obligations.
The Corporate Services Division (CSD)
Supports the entire organization including the four other Divisions (Fisheries Economics & Development, Fisheries Management, Science and Compliance) with administration, human resources, IT, legal advice, finance and budget.
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