Pohnpei Port transhipment increases

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July 23, 2018

The National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) has been monitoring a steady increase of transshipment and unloading activities in Pohnpei Port for the past 3 months from April-June, 2018. A total volume of 115,093 metric tons of tuna was transshipped for the month of April (26 vessels) May (53 vessels) and June (74 vessels).  Pohnpei Port has been the main port of transshipment operations for all the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) with some unloading activities in Kosrae and Yap.

The increased numbers of transshipments are in line with the prevailing ENSO conditions (La Nina-type conditions) in which fishing activities are more concentrated in the western tropical areas.  Thus, fishing activities increased in the FSM for the past 3 months.