Implementing Step 5 of the Reimanlok Process at Wotje Atoll

In March 2020, the Reimaanlok team from MIMRA embarked on their first journey for the year to Wotje Atoll. The team spent a week undertaking "Step 5: Developing the Management Plan" of the Reimaanlok Process. During this trip, the team was able to accomplish a number of activities with the local community on Wotje atoll. These activities include assisting the local community to establish a local resources committee, creating a community vision statement, identifying resource targets, identifying threats and causes, coming up with goals and objectives, creating an action plan, and selecting marine protected areas. The outcome of these activities will be added to the resource management plan for the local people of Wotje atoll. The next step for the Reimaanlok team is to go back to Wotje atoll to present the draft management plan before moving forward to Step 6: Sign-off, which is the endorsement of the Resource Management Plan for Wotje Atoll.

A Reimaanlok Film: Bikar & Bokak Expedition Trailer

IAEA Technical Corporation Project MHL 7001 Developing a National Radioactivity Monitoring Capacity

IAEA Technical Corporation Project MHL 7001 Developing a National Radioactivity Monitoring Capacity

Sampling Strategies and Dose Assessment @ Vienna, Austria

Sampling Strategies and Dose Assessment @ Vienna, Austria

Majuro 2017 FAD Programme

The Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA), in collaboration with the Majuro
Atoll Local Government, recently deployed five sets of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs), or
kajoke, on May 2017. The aim of this project is to compliment national food security, sea safety,
sustainable fishing practices and to benefit small scale fishermen throughout Majuro Atoll.
With the technical assistance provided by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Fisheries Development Officer Mr. William Sokimi, a total of 18 participants from Ajeltake to
Laura, MALGov and MIMRA staff were able to construct and deploy these floating structures
about three to four miles off the oceansides of Delap, Peace Park, Ajeltake, Woja and Laura
districts. This is MIMRA’s second training with plans being underway to assist more local
fishermen in other atolls by providing FAD trainings and monitoring to commence in the near
future.
To ensure longevity of the FADs, MIMRA highly requests that fishermen and boat operators do
the following:
1) Refrain from tying boats onto the surface floats
2) Report any suspicious activities (floating of loose ropes, missing floats, vandalism etc)
3) Provide FAD Catch Data to support the continuity and longevity of this programme
4) Do not cut the ropes!

The FAD Team would like to acknowledge Majuro Do It Best and Mack Capelle for their
assistance during the project. Kommol Tata!

FAD Positions
1. Bridge FAD: 07° 01.890’N 171° 21.818’E; Depth: 2000m
2. Peace Park FAD: 06° 59.874’N 171° 14.613’E; Depth: 2000m
3. Ajeltake FAD: 06° 59.861’N 171° 09.856’E; Depth: 2000m
4. Woja FAD: 07° 03.834’N 171° 04.907’E; Depth: 1900m
5. Laura FAD: 07° 10.696’N 171° 00.395’E; Depth 1600m