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Fresh fish available at the fish market next to Uliga Dock. Photo: Karen Earnshaw

Fresh fish available at the fish market next to Uliga Dock. Photo: Karen Earnshaw

Fresh fish from the outer islands can be found at the fish market next to Uliga Dock. Shopping at the market is win-win for you (delicious fish) and for the people on the outer islands (hard to come by dollars). The facility was built with funds from Japan and was completed in 2011. It is operated by the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA).

As well as fresh fish, the market’s staff prepare dried fish jerky, which is approved for mailing overseas. If you need ice in large quantities, the fish market is the place to buy (it’s good quality and its water is fine for drinking).

EARNINGS FOR OUTER ISLANDS FISHERMEN
In the financial year 2013, the Outer Islands Fish Market Center (OIFMC) at Majuro and Kwajalein Atoll Fish Market Center (KAFMC) at Ebeye bought fish from 10 different atolls for a total of $148,893.77. The Majuro Center bought fish from Arno, Maloelap, Aur, Jaluit, Mili, Likiep, Ailuk, Namu and Wotje ($116,853. 13), while the Kwajalein Center bought from Likiep, Ailinglaplap, Namu and Ailuk ($32,040.64). * Information source: MIMRA Annual Report FY2013.
Colorful fresh fish at the Majuro fish market. Photo: Karen Earnshaw

Colorful fresh fish at the Majuro fish market. Photo: Karen Earnshaw

To give you an idea of how often the Majuro market has fresh fish in one year it completed the following number of trips in financial year 2013: Arno 48, Maloelap 18, Aur 17, Jaluit 8, Wotje 2, and one trip each to Mili, Likiep, Ailuk, and Namu.

The OIFMC enforces quality and size limits on the fish that are brought in from the outer islands.

CONTACT: You can contact the Outer Islands Fish Market Center on (692) 625-2334. Fred Bukida is the OIFMC Manager (email fbukida@mimra.com).

For more info, check out MIMRA’s site:

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