More than 25 per cent of fishermen in Samoa are out of work.
That’s according to the Ministry of Finance’s latest Quarterly Economic Report (Q.E.R.), saying the fishing industry was the hardest hit, with overall employment dropping by 1.6 per cent.
“Employment numbers at end of June 2013-14 stood at 23,359, recording a decrease of 1.6 per cent compared to the same quarter of 2012-13,” the Report reads.
“This was primarily caused by the decline in most of the sectors, particularly the Fishing Sector, recording a 25.6 per cent decrease in the number of employment.