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 Pictured here is a smiling Toaiva Ueli with management staff, led by Starkist Samoa General Manager Jason Kim.
Twenty employees of Starkist Samoa celebrated in the months of March and April their years of service, ranging from 5, 10, 25 to 30 to even 35 years of service to the cannery. Pictured here is a smiling Toaiva Ueli, an employee with Starkist Samoa Production Department, posing with her certifi cate...
Council chairman and also American Samoa Council member, Totasi Archie Soliai and Council executive director Kitty M. Simonds
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council has informed US President Trump that fishing restrictions in the Pacific national marine monuments are — among other things — impeding StarKist tuna cannery in American Samoa from operating at optimal levels. The...
Mother's on StarKist night shift
Taking a moment out of work, and wearing their protective face-masks, some of the hard working mothers of the Starkist Samoa Night Shift pose for a photo with their leaders in celebration of Mother's Day.  As a tradition, male employees pitch in to buy gifts and lunch for mothers in honor of their...
The Falcon 50 private jet on the tacmac at Pago Pago Int'l Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three engineers for StarKist Co., arrived this past Saturday morning on a private jet, which took off from Honolulu, and were briefly quarantined at Fatuoaiga, before they later tested negative for the coronavirus and are now staying at StarKist company housing. Samoa...
Cans of StarKist tuna
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The governor’s exemption of StarKist Samoa operations and its supporting businesses from the current emergency declaration allows the company’s production to continue and supports US President Donald Trump’s mandate to keep food supply manufacturing in production. This...
StarKist tuna pouches
Guayaquil, ECUADOR — Major US tuna canner StarKist & Co has temporarily shut its major factory in Guayaquil, Ecuador, as the country steps up measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, sources told Undercurrent News.  And while StarKist's other main facility, in Pago Pago, American...
Members of the Starkist Samoa management team celebrate  Ms. Loretta Mika's years of service as she does the taualuga
Members of the Starkist Samoa management team (at the back) led by General Manager Jason Kim (far left) and Senior Manager Faafoi Palepua (far right) celebrate Starkist employees who have attained 5 to up to 20 years of service with the cannery. One of them is Ms. Loretta Mika (front, at far left...
Some of the 2,400 people who work at StarKist entering for their shift
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called on four congressional leaders to “look favorably” on making permanent the federal American Samoa Economic Development Tax Credit (ASEDC) — also referred to as 30A tax credit — before it expires the end of this year. A major concern is...
Three StarKist employees dressed in blue pose for the camera.
Three StarKist Samoa workers pictured last Friday, as the cannery’s more than 2,000 workforce participated in promoting colorectal cancer awareness by ‘Wearing Blue” or dressing in blue. More info in Monday’s Samoa News. [photo: StarKist Samoa]
Screenshot from PBS New Hour Weekend
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Locally based fishermen who supply the lone Starkist tuna cannery in American Samoa are facing a perfect storm of obstacles that are threatening their economic survival. A battle is now on in the U.S. territory to fend off those looming challenges, from rising fuel costs...

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