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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “There is currently no reliable measure of individual number of fishermen in the American Samoa bottom fish fishery,” wrote Kitty M. Simonds, executive director of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). “...
A portion of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga wants to find solutions at the “national level” to address “ocean clean-up” instead of just talking about it or leaving it to be a problem for the next generation. This was one of the issues cited by Lemanu during his remarks at...
Samuel Rauch III; incoming new chairman of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, Taotasi Archie Soliai; and Council executive director Seuta’atia Kitty M. Simonds
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Fisheries sustains our livelihoods in all aspects of our lives" was the core message that reverberated through the remarks of Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga, who opened the 180th meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council yesterday in Pago Pago,...
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, Taotasi Archie Soliai (left) accepting his ‘ava cup, In the background (L-R) are: Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga, Council executive director Seuta’atia Kitty M. Simonds, and Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga Tasi Asuega.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga has called on the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to “pay close attention to our cries” to come up with “immediate solutions to American Samoa’s...
In a series of recent articles and an editorial, the Honolulu Civil Beat made several allegations against the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, creating a false impression that Council members and staff operate with “limited oversight” and violate federal law. The Civil Beat...
Kitty Simonds testifing
Honolulu, HAWAII — In the past 10 years, millions of dollars have flowed through an obscure federal fund aimed at supporting commercial tuna fishermen in Hawaii and three U.S. Pacific island territories. But limited oversight, a process of awarding contracts mostly behind closed doors and a...
Honolulu, HAWAII — In the past 10 years, millions of dollars have flowed through an obscure federal fund aimed at supporting commercial tuna fishermen in Hawaii and three U.S. Pacific island territories. But limited oversight, a process of awarding contracts mostly behind closed doors and a...
American Samoa Community College students Fuamai Ativalu Tago and Alphina Sifaleula Liusamoa are pictured with their parents, along with Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources director, Va’amua Henry Sesepasara (far left) and Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council local official Nate Ilaoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two ASCC students and their parents along with Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources director, Va’amua Henry Sesepasara and Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council local official Nate Ilaoa came together for the official announcement that the two are...
US longline fleet based in American Samoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tautai-o-Samoa Longline & Fishing Association president, Christinna Lutu-Sanchez has told the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council the reasons behind the decision by the US longline fleet based in American Samoa, to decline participation in the...
Chairman Taotasi Archie Soliai; Council executive director Kitty Simonds; and Rear Admiral Kevin Lunday, commander of the Honolulu-based 14th District of the US Coast Guard
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council concluded their three-day 176th Council Meeting in Honolulu yesterday after dealing since Tuesday with a mixed bag of good and bad news about the future of fisheries in Hawai'i and the US Pacific islands. The Council...

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