Resources Management & Development

Resource Management and Development

Its duties and functions are as follows:

(I) Oversee and coordinate implementation of the SDP relating to the National Government’s functions in developing the nation’s economy, in resource management and development, and in formulating and recommending long-term economic development policies, including updates to the SDP itself developing the nation’s economy, in resource management and development, and in formulating and recommending long-term economic development policies

(2) Develop national fisheries, aquaculture and mari-culture development and conservation policies, plan institutional structure and coordinate the roles of the private, public, and fisheries agencies, including maintaining a close working relationship with the State and National fisheries agencies, and private sector fishing activities;

(3) Coordinate the implementation of FSM’s fisheries development plans set forth in the SDP and updating those parts of the SDP relating to FSM fisheries development and conservation;

(4) Provide technical, advisory, and support services to the States and the National Government on request in their inshore fisheries related development programs;

(5) In coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs and fisheries agencies, maintain liaison with foreign and international fisheries bodies, public and private; with a view to exchanging information and cooperation in training, research, and marketing;

(6) Conduct and/or license inshore fisheries research and development projects;

(7) In coordination with the National Oceanic Resource Management Agency (NORMA), monitor all the exploitation of the Nation’s marine resources, propose policies for effective management of resources, maintain a database of fishing statistics within the FEZ, and coordinate implementations of fisheries policies, program assistance and data assessments with the States;

(8) Provide technical and other assistance to the States in their agricultural development efforts including research and marketing services, crops rehabilitation and food processing programs, and accessing of foreign assistance for agricultural development;

(9) In coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs, maintain liaison with foreign and international agricultural bodies, public and private, for the purpose of exchanging information on research results, marketing and related subjects;

(10) Establish national agricultural quarantine regulations;

(11) Develop a national tourism policy, including development of the appropriate institutional structure and shall maintain a close working relationship with State tourism agencies and private sector tourism operators;

(12) Seek, promote and encourage foreign investment in tourist related industries in the FSM, including promotion and support for tourist related industries such as air transportation development and cultural development and exhibitions;

(13) Coordinating the implementation of the FSM’s tourism development plans, programs or objectives set forth in the FSM SDP and updating that part of the SDP relating to tourism development; and,

(14) Maintain a database available to the private sector of tourism statistics and information.