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US National Marine Fisheries Service

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s Fisheries Task Force chairman, Solip Hong, has come out in support of a federal proposed rule, which addresses management of the “Area of Overlap” between the Convention Areas of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service has reiterated its argument that, among other things, the Territory of American Samoa — through ASG — lacks standing to bring a lawsuit against the federal government, and requested a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service has disputed ASG’s use of “Deeds” —  referring to the 1900 Deed of Cession for Tutuila and Aunu’u; and the 1904 Deed of Cession for the Manu’a Islands — in their briefs filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the ongoing...
Tri Marine’s chief operations officer, Joe Hamby
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tri Marine International is hoping that the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will agree with the company that fishing access in the “Overlap Area” is important to the US purse seiner fleet, especially vessels that deliver their catch to American Samoa....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has suggested to the feds that they apply the rules of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) on international fishing area in the Pacific Ocean called Overlap Area, arguing that it would be more beneficial to the territory’s...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Concerns have been voiced with the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) over the short period of time for public comments on a major proposed rule making, covering several aspects of fisheries, and a Florida based fishery company says many people in American Samoa...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two US based fishery companies are of the opinion that splitting the fishing days in the Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine (ELAPS) will hurt the cannery in American Samoa and it will be a challenge to the cannery’s fish supply. Through a proposed rule making, the US...