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Clean Water
The largest environmental concerns that Micronesia faces are overfishing, climate change, and pollution.1 As a nation composed of islands, Micronesia faces a unique set of maritime and coastal environmental concerns.2 While data on environmental issues is limited, it has been noted that industrial and agricultural pollution have had detrimental effects on the Micronesian environment.3 In November 2013, the Federal States of Micronesia passed a nationwide climate change bill.4 The law will help to provide accountability and mandates that will force government agencies to enforce climate change legislation.5

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Federated States of Micronesia News

Marianas Variety 
... Release) — U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech on Wednesday hosted several presentations focused on economic performance, policies, and possibilities for the Freely Associated States of the Federated States of ... See more..
Pacific Daily News 
One person from an overdue boat in the Federated States of Micronesia was pulled from the water alive, and another person's body was recovered, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which said a large-scale search continues for two people still missing. See more..
Radio New Zealand 
The United States Department of the Interior has announced the payment of $US31 million to the Compact Trust Fund for the people of the Federated States of Micronesia. As provided for under the Compact of Free Association agreement, the trust fund was ... See more..
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Marianas Variety 
WASHINGTON (Press Release) — U.S. Department of the Interior's Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech has announced the payment of $30,819,840 to the Compact Trust Fund for the people of the Federated States of Micronesia. See more..
Task & Purpose 
Kosrae is one of four states that make up the Federated States of Micronesia, or the FSM, a tropic nation of more than 600 islands in the Western Pacific. It is one of the most remote regions on Earth, a popular destination among adventurers drawn by ... See more..
The Guam Daily Post 
... very capable, and do take wellness and health seriously." WPIAFC membership includes Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the United States ... See more..
UN News Centre 
“Micronesia expresses grave concern that some countries have chosen to break with the international community and neglect the Paris Agreement, contrary to all of the best scientific advice,” the country's Vice President, Yosiwo George, said in the UN ... See more..
Furthermore in March, 2017 at the 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, the project ʻEnhancing the climate change resilience of vulnerable island communities in the Federated States of Micronesia' was approved. This will help towards reducing ... See more..
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 
On 18 April 2017 the vessel allegedly struck a coral reef located off the Eauripik Atoll, Federated States of Micronesia. The three defendants, as Chiefs of the municipality Eauripik, on behalf of themselves and as representatives of 193 others ... See more..
Saipan Tribune 
A total of $30,819,840 from the U.S. Department of the Interior has been remitted to the Compact trust fund for the Federated States of Micronesia, according to assistant secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech. At the same time, a total of $16,854 ... See more..
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Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia

Total 702 sq km
Land 702 sq km
Water 0 sq km (fresh water only)

***NOTE*** includes Pohnpei (Ponape), Chuuk (Truk) Islands, Yap Islands, and Kosrae (Kosaie)

tropical; heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage
Natural Resources

timber, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate ;
Natural Hazards

typhoons (June to December)
Current Environmental Issues

overfishing, climate change, pollution


Micronesian; Chuukese, Kosraen(s), Pohnpeian(s), Yapese
106,104 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Economic activity consists of subsistence farming and fishing and government which is funded largely by Compact of Free Association (Compact) assistance provided by the US. The islands have few known mineral deposits worth commercial exploration. The potential for tourism is also limited by isolation, lack of adequate facilities, and limited air and water connections hinder development. Under the terms of the original Compact, the US provided $1.3 billion in grants and aid in 1986-2001. The US and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) negotiated a second (amended) Compact agreement in 2002-2003 that took effect in 2004. The amended Compact runs ...See More for a 20-year period to 2024; during which the US will provide roughly $2.1 billion to the FSM. The amended Compact also includes a Trust Fund for the people of the FSM which is to provide an income stream beyond 2024 when Compact grants are to end. The country's medium-term economic outlook appears fragile because of reduced US assistance and lackluster performance of its small and stagnant private sector. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$766.4 million (2012 est.); $756.3 million (2011 est.); $740.7 million (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

black pepper, tropical fruits and vegetables, coconuts, bananas, cassava (tapioca), sakau (kava), Kosraen citrus, betel nuts, sweet potatoes; pigs, chickens; fish

tourism, construction; fish processing, specialized aquaculture; craft items (from shell, wood, and pearls)