Articles: Four Marshallese to Train in Taiwan as Fleet Observers
The 2012 Regional Observer Training Program will be held in Taiwan, the Republic of China from July 30 to August 27. Four Marshallese participants will be departing for Taiwan on July 28 to attend a 3-week long fisheries training program. Selected by MIMRA (Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority) and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) were Rodney Jitiam (33, self-employed), Alinton Clanry (23, Fire Department), Paul Capelle (44, self-employed), and Michelle Johnny (19, CMI).
They have proven themselves through their diligent efforts in passing the local observer training in Majuro where they came out as being the top four trainees and therefore nominated as Republic of the Marshall Islands’ (RMI) representatives to the advanced training in ROC Taiwan.
All the expenses including flight tickets, local accommodation, meals, airport pickup will be provided by the ROC Taiwan Embassy in Majuro, the RMI’s capital atoll.
During their stay in ROC (Taiwan), the Marshallese participants will be joining participants from Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Soloman Islands and Tuvalu while receiving training. They will learn the safety of fishing operation, survival skill at sea, how to identify different species, observer guidelines, international fisheries law and related regulations. They will also board on purse seines and longliners, to do the actual practices.
After completing and passing the training program in Taiwan, they will receive a certificate issued by ROC Taiwan’s Fishery Agency, which allow them to have opportunities to be recruited by Taiwan or International fishing fleets.
- ROC (Taiwan) Embassy