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 […]
On December 23 2020, one of its staff, Mrs. Miorida Yee Ting was conferred the degree in Master of Maritime Policy through the University of Wollongong. Mrs. Miorida Yee Ting commenced her studies online with the University of Wollongong in Spring of 2018 and was awarded the degree in Master of Maritime Policy on December 23, 2020 [..]
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 […]
PALIKIR, Pohnpei—The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia’s (FSM) National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) is pushing forward with the Nation’s bid to be the first Pacific Island country to fully establish the capacity to monitor longline vessels fishing in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) using Electronic Monitoring by 2023. Electronic Monitoring of fishing […]
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.