Incresing the number of protected areas

Reimaanlok
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MIMRA, with support from its partners in the Coastal Management Advisory Council (CMAC), provides technical assistance to local governments and communities for establishing protected areas by conducting resource assessment surveys, providing recommendations on the designation of protected areas, and facilitating the development of management plans for sustainable fisheries development as part of the eight-step Reimaanlok process.

In Majuro, there are three protected areas established under Reimaanlok: Woja Conservation Area, Bikirin, and Drenmeo. Two additional sites were proposed - Bokanbotin (Tibon Family) and Ene Kalamur (Maddison Family).

After initial consultations between MIMRA and the landowners, the sites progressed quickly in the Reimaanlok process with marine baseline assessments followed by a resource management planning workshop in September 2015 at the ICC facilitated by Wayne Andrew, a regional mentor from the Pacific Islands Marine Protected Areas Communities.

Management plans were drafted by MIMRA in consultation with the stakeholders with the goal of seeing an ordinance drafted and submitted to Majuro Atoll Local Government for endorsement.

"On the outer islands, Reimaanlok was initiated for Ebon, Ujae and Lae in response to request from mayors. Initial meetings were held in Majuro between the national team led by MIMRA and the mayors."

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On the outer islands, Reimaanlok was initiated for Ebon, Ujae, and Lae in response to requests from mayors. Initial meetings were held in Majuro between the national team led by MIMRA and the mayors. Community consultations were held on Majuro for a visiting groups from Ujae and Lae to introduce the Reimaanlok process and the Micronesia Challenge.

A "state of the fishery" survey was conducted to obtain information on the status of their coastal fisheries and other related issues. Ebon is ahead in the Reimaanlok process by establishing a Local Resource Committee and meeting with people in the local community to facilitate development of a Resource Management Plan.

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"Successful meetings were held with community groups on Ebon Atoll: The National Conservation Area Plan."

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