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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 ...
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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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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An ASG task force, headed by Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale, has been appointed to come up with recommendations to form a government proposal to the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to assist StarKist Samoa’s federal permit request. In an Aug. 10th memo...
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Pago Pago, AMARICAN SAMOA — A 31-year-old man who was accused of burglarizing a warehouse and a store in the Tafuna area and stole property has pled guilty, under a plea agreement. Tua’ifuaina Va’apu’u appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was originally charged with 1st...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News learned that StarKist Co., chief executive officer and president, Andrew Choe visited the territory briefly, arriving last week Thursday and departing Tuesday this week; and while here, he met with Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and other local officials. When...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) last week issued a final rule that splits and sets separate limitations on fishing days for calendar year 2018 for the US purse seiner fleet to fish in the US exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and on the high seas — referred to...
Alassio, ITALY — If you hate those salted fishy slivers on pizza, Giuseppe Cormaci has encouraging news. Mediterranean anchovies tanked this year. But that means you won’t find much succulent sea bass, branzino, let alone bluefin tuna. Try, perhaps, linguine alle jellyfish? “The anchovy catch is...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council says it is pleased by the agreement between Tri Marine International and StarKist for the sublease of Tri Marine’s Samoa Tuna Processing facility at Atu’u. StarKist said more than a week ago that the 10-year lease...

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