On December 19, 2015 in Guam, the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) Board of Directors elected Mr. Churchill Edward as Chairman of the Board and Mr. Roger Arnold as Vice-Chair. Directors include Mr. Peter Garamfel from Yap, Simpson Abraham from Kosrae and Ms. Yuko Nakasone from Pohnpei. Mr. Edward was a former Lt. Governor of Pohnpei State and a very active church leader and holds various other positions on Boards in Pohnpei including Chairman of the Board of Regents for College of Micronesia-FSM.
With the new Board organized and officers
elected, the Authority is now ready to conduct its business of managing
the FSM tuna resources and generating the economic benefits from those
who seek to fish in the FSM EEZ.
In his letter to the President
and Speaker of FSM Congress, Mr. Edward assured the President and
Speaker and members of Congress that he and the new Board are prepared
to work hard and have greater oversight of the activities of NORMA in
the coming years.