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Palau Burns Illegal Fishing Vessels

Zero-tolerance policy continues as new enforcement strategy underway

Koror, Palau —On May 25, Palau authorities burned Vietnamese vessel caught fishing illegally near the Tobi Island in the southwest of the nation’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Over the past three years similar vessels have been seized by the Bureau of Marine Law Enforcement with sea cucumbers, shellfish, turtles, and protected reef fish. This seizure included black coral and numerous shark fins. The quality of these “Blue Boats” is generally too poor to repurpose or sell, therefore last year Palau began to destroy them as part of a deterrent campaign.

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Peleliu pass budget under Caretaker Government

May 25, 2016 (Peleliu) Governor Temmy Shmull signed into law a Continuing Budget Resolution PSPL  No. 341-16, covering six months  operation of Peleliu State Government on May 25th.  This is the first State action that implements RPPL 9-23, the Caretaker Government System.

“Personally, I do not like this process.  I prefer that we operate under the normal system where the 12th Legislature is in place to pass a full unified budget for the State but unfortunately, we have to resort to the Caretaker Government process”, said Governor Temmy Shmull of the recently signed budget.

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$14 million contract signed to improve Koror-Airai water system

May 18, 2016 (Tokyo)  PPUC Chief Executive Officer Kione Isechal and Tobishima Corporation Executive Officer and General Manager of International Operations Division Mr. Shinichiro Sato signed a construction contract worth about $14 million dollars to upgrade and improve Airai- Koror Water System.

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