United Nations
Participation in the Fisheries Forum Agency Vessel Monitoring Scheme and broader cooperation
by Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (Government)
The participation in the Forum Fisheries Agency's Vessel Monitoring Scheme (VMS), and the voluntary sharing of VMS data, and broader fisheries enforcement cooperation will allow for improvement in regional monitoring, control and surveillance through tracking of the fishing vessels in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. A strengthened monitoring, control and surveillance implemented to address the issue of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities. It is a regional conservation management measure at the Western and Central Pacific Commission. It is also a fishing license condition of the fishing vessels which are licensed to fish in RMI waters and RMI flagged vessels. Vessels report periodically on VMS and upon failure of reporting, vessels are instructed to come into port.
Progress reports
VMS capability and Patrol Vessel - ongoing
VMS Officer hired - ongoing
Capacity building and training of VMS officers, fisheries officers and fisheries prosecutors - ongoing
Staff / Technical expertise
Collaboration with FFA Surveillance Centre and Sea Patrol - ongoing
Basic information
Time-frame: September/2017 - September/2020
Forum Fisheries Agency, Marshall Islands Sea Patrol, Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Maria Sahib, Ms, msahib@mimra.com, 692 625 8262
Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands
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