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StarKist canning plant in American Samoa
Washington, D.C. — The news that StarKist & Co, the last of the US 'big three' tuna canners has admitted to have engaged in price fixing, will make it easier for civil plaintiffs to prove their case, a lawyer told Undercurrent News.  However, while Thai Union Group-owned Tri-Union Seafoods, the...
StarKist Samoa management including Taotasi Archie Soliai (far right back row) and some of the cannery’s employees, wearing pink last Friday, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa management including Taotasi Archie Soliai (far right back row) and some of the cannery’s employees, wearing pink last Friday, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October. Responding to Samoa News inquiries Taotasi explained over the weekend that StarKist...
StarKist canning plant in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa will be producing at the Satala plant next month, more than 100 tons of “certified kosher tuna” products for the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York, dba The Jewish Education Project, which “is sending kosher supervisors to the South Pacific in...
 Andrew Choe, President & CEO, StarKist Co.
San Francisco, CA — StarKist Co. has agreed to plead guilty for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices of packaged seafood sold in the United States, the Department of Justice announced Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. According to the USDOJ press release, a one-count felony charge filed today in the U.S....
StarKist canning plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While StarKist Inc., the US-based owner of StarKist Samoa in Atu’u, has offered no comments on the immediate effect of the new minimum wage increase, the company notes that, historically, past increases have impacted its overall operations. The new 40-cent per hour...
Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr. with collection bins
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 2018 Love Thy Neighbor project to help families in need is underway. This is the second year for the program that kicked off last year with a Canned Food Drive Project to help the 1,850 furloughed employees of StarKist. Project organizer Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr....
President and CEO Andrew Choe
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Intrafish Marketplace is reporting that many sectors of the fishing industry are in a state of shock over the China-US trade battle, and they're scrambling to measure its impact. */ In its latest report, Undercurrent News says US tuna canning company Bumble Bee Foods ...
View of StarKist plant in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “StarKist is always happy to participate in the Governor's efforts to improve the business climate in American Samoa,” US based StarKist Co., said, responding to Samoa News queries on Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga appointing early this month the 10-member Minimum Wage...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce met Thursday night to select new board members to fill four vacant slots where the guest speakers, Hyong Park and Frank Barron, both long serving members of the purse seiner and longliner fishing industries provided a sobering...
StarKist president and chief executive officer, Andrew Choe
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pittsurgh-based StarKist Co., the largest private employer in American Samoa, has voiced its support of the federal government’s proposed assessment of additional tax on Chinese-origin tuna and tuna products. StarKist’s support is outlined in a Sept. 6th letter from the...

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