The Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resource Development (MFMRD) is responsible for sustainable development of the fisheries and marine and resources of Kiribati, including but not limited to development domestic and joint ventures of tuna industries harvesting, processing and fish marketing and coordinate development of coastal marine resources. It is also mandated to negotiate bilateral fishing access in respect of local and foreign fishing vessels, monitoring, control and surveillance, management and harnessing of non-living deep sea mineral resources, It provides avenues for scientific research on existing natural or man-made resources or products and participate in international and regional fisheries conventions.
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The Licence & Compliance Division (LCD) is a division within the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource Development (MFMRD) oversees management of offshore fisheries inside the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Kiribati to ensure for continued maximising income generation from the fishery, in particular tuna resource, as well as development and implementation of pragmatic measures advocated at the national, regional and international level to ensure long-term conservation and sustainability of the offshore resources.
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The Project Steering Committee (PSC) of the MFRMD PROP (Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program) project; which is financially supported by the World Bank, called its initial meeting on July 21, 2021. The meeting was held at the CPPL boardroom in Bairiki and formally commenced at 11am in the morning with the opening prayer. It
E a tia ni waaki ao n roko n tokina te reirei iaon aanga riki tabeua ni kawakinan ao kateimatoaan irikon te te ika ake ana kona ni kabonganaki bwa te reita ni maiu ibukin te botanaomata ao e na bon reke naba bwa te anga teuana ni kareke tianti man kabonakoaia. Aio
Kiribati’s marine resources sector received a major boost on Monday 29 June when Government signed a $4 million Grant Funding Agreement with the Government of New Zealand. The New Zealand Aid Programme funding will support a second phase of Tobwan Waara – the Joint Kiribati Sustainable Fisheries Development and Management Programme. Tobwan Waara