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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Your Excellency Taaneti Mamau and your good spouse, First Lady Madam Teirang Mamau Vice President and your good spouse Honorable Ministers and your good wives Members of Parliament and your good wives Members of the Diplomatic Corps Church Leaders Secretaries Staff from Ministry of Fisheries of Marine Resources Staff from CPPL and KFL