Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority

Welcome to the official website of the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority. This website provides various information about our organization's activities and programs.
"The aim is to encourage local companies and entrepreneurs to begin canning tuna for the domestic market taking advantage of inexpensive or free bycatch"

What we do?

About Us?

History

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA), a component unit of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RepMar), was created under Public Law 1997-60, the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Act of 1997. This legislation repealed Public Law 1988-12, the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority Act, 1988, and transferred all assets, liabilities, rights and obligations of the former Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (established under Public Law 1988-12) to MIMRA, effective October  2, 1997. MIMRA’s principal line of business is to facilitate the sustainable and responsible use of the marine resources in the Marshall Islands. Access to the fishery waters of the Marshall Islands, including transshipment related activities, is granted by MIMRA to foreign and domestic-based fishing vessels through an access agreement, for which certain fees and licenses are levied.

MIMRA is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, including three members consisting of the Minister of Resources and Development, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and the Attorney General and four members appointed by the President of RepMar.

Risk Management
Investment in joint venture

Vessel Licenses

2016

Purse Seine40%
Longline13%
Bunker6%
Carrier35%
Pole-and-Line6%

Activities and Programs

Workshops, Meetings, Transshipment and Outreach Programs
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