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
To ensure longevity of the FADs, MIMRA highly requests that fishermen and boat operators do
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!
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