U.S. Masters, operating the the local longline fishery, complete 2-week course
Last Friday, the closing ceremony for the U.S. Masters, operating in the American Samoa Longline Fishery, 2- week training course was held, with 12 receiving Certificates of Completion awarded.
This is the second round of training, which was organized again by the Tautai-O-Samoa Fishing & Longline Association. This round of training was coordinated with the US Coast Guard American Samoa Safety Detachment Office, the American Samoa Authority and the AMSEA Drills Instructor Training Program.
According to the Tautai association, in addition the course would not have been possible without the help of:
Captain James Jaqua, and Steven Kostelnik and Michael — from the NOAA observer program who provided a portion of the training with free materials and instructions via AMSEA (Alaska Maritime and Seafood Education Association).
March 2012 U.S. Masters Training Participants:
Name Company/ Agency
1. Maatulimanu S. Maea
2. Mickie Kitiona Taimane
3. Wayne Mika Tifaimoana
4. Manu Lomago Min Jin Park
5. William Alik Gloria Park
6. Michael Pila Princess Yasminna
7. Esene Pou Princess Yasminna
8. Tisani Tama Inja
9. Aukuso Tiatia Taimane
10. Johnny Poe Gasolo
11. Iven McFarland Ji Hyun
12. Tyler Brooks Tifaimoana