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Pohnpei Locally Managed Marine Area Network and Pohnpei MPA Network

The Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) joined the LMMA Network in 2002. They designated their first pilot site (Nahtik) in 2003 and since then, LMMA project liaisons have been assisting the community with their conceptual model, monitoring plan, and skills training.

Pohnpei’s LMMA Network also works closely with the Pohnpei MPA Network, whose partners include local governments, College of Micronesia-Federated States of Micronesia, Peace Corps, Pohnpei State Marine Resources and Department of Land and Natural Resources.

In 2009, the first Pohnpei MPA Network Executive Committee was formed. This eight person committee will monitor network management and seek to increase community partnership.