Annual report to the commission - Part 1: information on fisheries, research and statistics: Republic of the Marshall Islands [AR CCM 12] Oceanic and Industrial Affairs Division, Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority, Republic of the Marshall Islands

By: Marshall Islands Marine Resources AuthorityContributor(s): Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission | Scientific Committee Regular Session Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia 9-17 August 2011 7thMaterial type: ArticleArticlePublication details: [Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia] Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) 2011Description: Unpaged 30 cm. ill., tables, graphs, mapsOther title: Republic of the Marshall Islands annual report part 1 Information on fisheries, statistics and researchSubject(s): Fisheries -- Marshall Islands -- Congresses | Fisheries -- Marshall Islands -- StatisticsDDC classification: 639.27783 Online resources: Download (PDF/1 MB) Summary: "The tuna fishery in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is comprised of foreign flagged purse seine, pole-and-line and longline vessels and RMI-flagged purse seine and longline vessels. Most of the foreign flagged longline vessels operate in support of domestic development activities and are based locally. As part of the RMI’s ongoing domestic development aspirations, four additional purse seine vessels were introduced into the national fleet while the longline fleet remained at four vessels. During 2010, estimated total catch of the RMI’s purse seine fleet operating throughout the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) was just over 56,800 mt, an increase of around 24% compared to the previous year although the new vessels only entered the fishery during the second half of the year. Further, provisional estimates from the national longline fleet which fished primarily in the RMI EEZ indicate just under 450 mt of catch. Overall catch estimates from licensed foreign fleets operating in the RMI EEZ in 2010 amounted to just over 25,400 mt with 69% of the catch attributed to the purse seine fleets and a majority of the catch comprising of skipjack tuna. Unfortunately, there has been no observer coverage on longline vessels since the 100% purse seine coverage came into effect. There is, however, an observer training scheduled for late 2011 that will hopefully reverse the situation. RMI observers did managed to undertake 176 trips totaling around 5,268 sea days on both national and sub-regional trips."
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"The tuna fishery in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is comprised of foreign flagged purse seine, pole-and-line and longline vessels and RMI-flagged purse seine and longline vessels. Most of the foreign flagged longline vessels operate in support of domestic development activities and are based locally. As part of the RMI’s ongoing domestic development aspirations, four additional purse seine vessels were introduced into the national fleet while the longline fleet remained at four vessels. During 2010, estimated total catch of the RMI’s purse seine fleet operating throughout the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) was just over 56,800 mt, an increase of around 24% compared to the previous year although the new vessels only entered the fishery during the second half of the year. Further, provisional estimates from the national longline fleet which fished primarily in the RMI EEZ indicate just under 450 mt of catch. Overall catch estimates from licensed foreign fleets operating in the RMI EEZ in 2010 amounted to just over 25,400 mt with 69% of the catch attributed to the purse seine fleets and a majority of the catch comprising of skipjack tuna. Unfortunately, there has been no observer coverage on longline vessels since the 100% purse seine coverage came into effect. There is, however, an observer training scheduled for late 2011 that will hopefully reverse the situation. RMI observers did managed to undertake 176 trips totaling around 5,268 sea days on both national and sub-regional trips."