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Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

Wailea, Maui HAWAII —Federal fishery managers, meeting this week at the Wailea Beach Resort on Maui, Hawaii, recommended a regulatory amendment for the American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA), to provide a four-year exemption for vessels permitted under the American Samoa longline...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two options, along with estimate costs — both in the millions of dollars — have been recommended by an off island firm to ASG for the construction of an extension at the Malaloa Marina to accommodate docking space for the US longline fleet based in American Samoa. At the...
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...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the action items for the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council to consider at its 173 Meeting from June 11 to 13 at Wailea Beach Resort on Maui Island, Hawai’i is the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in waters of American Samoa. The LVPA has become...
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AMERICAN SAMOA ADVISORY PANEL MEETING The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council announces the following upcoming public meeting on fisheries management in offshore waters of American Samoa. Major Agenda Items: American Samoa MCP, American Samoa LVPA, Modification to the US...
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Hawaii shallow-set longline fishery for swordfish has reached 33 of 34 allowed loggerhead sea turtle interactions for 2018 and was closed last week by the National Marine Fisheries Service until Jan. 1, 2019, as a settlement agreement approved by the US District Court,...
Honolulu, Hawai'i — Cultural mediation is being recommended as a way to address differences between the local alia fishers and the US longliners based in American Samoa, as there’s a “misunderstanding” between the two fisheries in the territory, according to Danika Kleiber of the Pacific Island...
After reading the article titled “Governor defends ASG’s no vote on LVPA” posted on www.talanei.com (March 22, 2018), I am compelled to correct what appear to be misconceptions of the Council’s actions taken on the LVPA. First, the article says that the “rule that was instigated by the Council to...
Three ASPA workers on a return boat ride last Friday from Aunu’u to Auasi.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The island-village of Aunu’u is getting help from the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council to develop its 'alia fishery. Among the issues raised during a presentation on American Samoa, at last week’s Council meeting in Honolulu, was an update on Aunu’u’s...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fish supply shortages remain a challenge at StarKist Samoa, which has encountered the same issues over the last two years, continuing into the first quarter of this year, according to company official Taotasi Archie Soliai, who told last week’s meeting of the Western...

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