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  • Federal Court ruling defends local fishing rights
  • Large scale commercial fishing will no longer be allowed close to American Samoa's coast thanks to a landmark ruling by the US Federal Court in defense of local fishing rights. American Samoa's government filed a lawsuit after the US National Marine ...
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  • 3/22/2017 2:40:00 AM
  • American Samoa governor praises fishing rights ruling
  • American Samoa's Governor has praised a federal court ruling overturning a 2016 decision by the US National Marine Fishery Service. That decision cut the large vessel protected area, or LVPA, in the waters of American Samoa. American Samoa filed a lawsuit
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  • 3/22/2017 2:20:00 AM
  • Judge Sides With American Samoa Local Fisherman Over Feds
  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled that the decision to reduce the area off-limits to large vessels along the coast of American Samoa "is invalid," clearing the way for exclusive access by local fishermen and small boats.
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  • 3/22/2017 1:51:00 AM
  • American Samoa wins battle against commercial fishing
  • Court rules against an NMFS decision, which reduced the area reserved for local fishing activities. Full access to all content published on IntraFish.com Full access to latest news across all sections The IntraFish Seafood Price Tracker, the latest species
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  • 3/21/2017 12:36:00 PM
  • Landmark victory for American Samoa fishing rights
  • Large scale commercial fishing will no longer be allowed close to American Samoa's coast thanks to a landmark ruling handed down by the US Federal Court today, Monday, in Hawaii. In February last year the US National Marine Fisheries Service, NMFS, reduced
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  • 3/21/2017 7:12:00 AM
  • This Fish Is Named After a Bird and Walks Like a Bug
  • Video of a searobin using modified fins to move across the seafloor during a dive within the Ta’u Unit of National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. It’s a fish out for a stroll! Armored sea robins are related to the sea robins found in shallow water ...
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  • 3/9/2017 3:25:00 PM
  • What The Hell Is This Prehistoric-Looking Prawn Fish?
  • However, only last week the NOAA managed to spot one of these fish on the seabed during a dive in the Ta'u Unit of National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. As they explain in their video description, armored sea robins have horn-like projections on ...
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  • 3/7/2017 9:36:00 PM
  • Meet The Rare Fish That Walks In The Deep Waters Of American Samoa
  • The NOAA biologists have captured another image of the bizarre creature in their three-week expedition to the American Samoa region of the Pacific. They have seen a rare fish that seems walking on thin stick-figure legs in the ocean at a depth of almost 4
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  • 3/7/2017 3:10:00 AM
  • Deep-Sea Stroll: This Fish 'Walks' on the Ocean Floor
  • Video of the fish's deep-sea stroll was captured during a dive with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) at the Ta'u Unit of the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. Okeanos is currently on a mission through April to explore the waters around American
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  • 3/1/2017 7:14:00 AM
  • President Obama signs law to help American Samoa fishing industry
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  • 12/22/2016 8:35:57 PM
  • World of Food 4: American Samoa
  • I've been missing fish." "Good criteria." I'm not a geography major. But for the purpose of this project, American Samoa is totally a country. Largely due to the fact that I've eaten a lot of red meat lately. And I was planning to go fishing. That didn't .
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  • 12/18/2016 4:05:42 AM
  • US companies win greater access to lucrative Pacific fisheries
  • ... has a fishing fleet based in the American Samoa capital Pago Pago, supported by the territory’s government officials, called for more fishing days for the US fleet, claiming previous restrictions affected fish delivery to the canneries in American Samo
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  • 12/17/2016 9:03:21 PM
  • WESPAC to Obama: Tuna Monuments Destroy Jobs
  • HONOLULU (15 Dec. 2016) The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is hopeful that when President Obama arrives in Honolulu tomorrow, he will acknowledge the $100 million commercial fishing ... ‘i but also American Samoa, Guam and the ...
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  • 12/16/2016 8:28:45 PM
  • Blue boats – a new illegal fishing threat to Vanuatu
  • He accepted that some fishing vessels stray outside Vietnam’s 200-miles Exclusive Economic Zone but he said this is because they “follow the fish” and most do not ... Six Pacific territories of American Samoa, Northern Marianas, French Polynesia ...
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  • 12/16/2016 3:17:58 AM
  • Read the wrap up of Tuna Commission
  • American Samoa plant halts production this week Tri Marine ... have ports or processing factories and its 25 licensed longline vessels fishing in its EEZ are catching a lot of fish most longline fish are landed in Samoa, supporting the processing plant ...
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  • 12/14/2016 1:11:29 AM
  • Landmark Legislation A Victory For High Seas Fisheries Management
  • The U.S. will fully and formally participate in developing standards for best fishing practices in two new international ... including the high seas adjacent to Alaska and the Pacific Islands and American Samoa, respectively. Further, sweeping ...
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  • 12/13/2016 10:16:42 AM
  • US Tuna Association to defend fishing rights at Fiji meeting
  • The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission is meeting in Nadi next week with American Samoa and others calling for more fishing days on the high seas for the US fleet. Restrictions have impacted fish deliveries to the two canneries in American Sa
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  • 12/1/2016 9:47:59 AM
  • US tuna fishing group calls for level playing field
  • An association of U.S. tuna fishing companies is calling for more fairness in fishing rules that it says has led to shortages of product reaching canneries in American Samoa. The American Tunaboat Association, which represents owners of U.S. flagged purse
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  • 11/30/2016 11:53:51 PM
  • Illegal fishing threatens Easter Island’s natural resources
  • from the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council — which represents American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii and the Northern Mariana Islands. “Who will take their place keeping watch if foreign fishing boats come near? The Coast Guard does not have ...
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  • 11/2/2016 11:29:47 PM
  • US tuna fishing company fined USD 1.6 million for illegal waste dumping
  • U.S.-based tuna fishing company Pacific Breeze Fisheries, LLC, has been accuised by the U.S. Department of Justice of discharging oily waste into South Pacific waters near American Samoa and of maintaining false records of the events, leaving the company .
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  • 11/2/2016 2:54:23 PM
  • Fishing firm faces USD 1.6m fine for dumping oil into sea
  • Under the plea agreement with a US District Court Judge, the company will also have to face a USD 400,000 community service payment for use in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. According to Court documents, Pacific Breeze Fisheries admitted
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  • 11/1/2016 5:54:32 PM
  • US Fishing Company Convicted of Dumping Oil into the South Pacific
  • Pacific Breeze Fisheries admitted that its engineers failed to document the illegal dumping of oily bilge water into the waters off American Samoa without the use of required pollution prevention equipment. These discharges occurred on at least two ...
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  • 10/31/2016 8:15:54 AM
  • Tuna fishing company slapped with $1.6M fine for dumping oil in South Pacific
  • Under a plea agreement, the company will pay the fine and a $400,000 community service payment for use in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. The company currently doesn’t manage any fishing vessels. Pacific Breeze Fisheries admitted its ...
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  • 10/28/2016 10:42:37 AM
  • American fishing firm pleads guilty to illegal oil discharges
  • OCTOBER 28, 2016—An American tuna fishing company that regularly unloaded its catch in American Samoa, was convicted and sentenced yesterday for discharging oil into the South Pacific and for maintaining false records, according to Assistant Attorney ...
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  • 10/28/2016 9:38:12 AM
  • No change recommended to US Pacific bigeye limits
  • Transference of a portion of their quota provides the Territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands (CNMI) with funding for fisheries development projects in their respective Marine Conservation Plans. Hawaii ...
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  • 10/18/2016 10:47:19 AM
  • A Guam without coral reefs
  • Guam’s relative proximity to the Coral Triangle means its reefs teem with life, with more than 1,000 species of reef fish and almost 400 species ... Houk points to Ofu, an outer island of American Samoa, and the Rock Islands of Palau as hopeful examples.
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  • 10/2/2016 2:59:32 AM
  • American Samoa plant to shut over fish shortage
  • American Samoa's largest private employer, StarKist Samoa, will shut down operations during the week starting October 10th because of a lack of fish. This was the second time in the past year StarKist Samoa had temporarily shut down due to fish supply issu
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  • 9/28/2016 1:55:41 PM
  • StarKist Samoa halts operations over fish shortage
  • The company will close its American Samoa plant for a week in early October. Full access to all content published on IntraFish.com Full access to latest news across all sections The IntraFish Seafood Price Tracker, the latest species prices Archive of over
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  • 9/28/2016 11:25:21 AM
  • Obama's marine monument designations are good but ignore coastal waters
  • Rose Atoll MNM, established Janury 2009, a pristine coral atoll and offshore waters covering 13,436 square miles in American Samoa. [Obama designates the ... monuments generally prohibit commercial fishing, offshore drilling, deep-sea mining and other ...
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  • 9/24/2016 1:57:26 AM
  • Fishermen file lawsuit alleging slavery on Hawaii longliner
  • After getting picked up in American Samoa by the boat they signed up for ... like Sorihin’s and Fatah’s has led buyers such as Whole Foods to suspend Hawaii fish-auction purchases until fair labor can be proven. The fishing industry here is trying ...
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  • 9/23/2016 3:31:41 AM
  • Fishermen Who Fled Slavery in US Sue Boat Owner
  • In response, the Hawaii Longline Association representing fishing boat owners has created a universal crew contract that will be required on any boat wanting to sell fish in the state ... on to Fiji and Pago Pago, American Samoa, an exhausting, 12,500 ...
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  • 9/23/2016 1:22:50 AM
  • Indonesian men say they were enslaved on Hawaii-based fishing boat
  • They borrowed about $300 to pay an agent in Jakarta. They flew from Jakarta to Singapore, then Sydney, on to Fiji and Pago Pago, American Samoa, an exhausting, 12,500-mile trip. Because docking is inconvenient and potentially costly, the fishermen had to .
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  • 9/22/2016 5:51:52 PM
  • Commercial Fishing Interests Deserved Place At IUCN Table
  • “How Fishing Interests Infiltrated Conservation’s Biggest ... Pacific Remote Island Areas’ no-take and low-take marine protected areas and American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area established decades earlier by the Council, leaving the water ...
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  • 9/22/2016 10:13:44 AM
  • Promises unmet in Thailand’s fishing reforms
  • They borrowed about $300 to pay an agent in Jakarta. They flew from Jakarta to Singapore, then Sydney, on to Fiji and Pago Pago, American Samoa, an exhausting, 12,500-mile trip. Because docking is inconvenient and potentially costly, the fishermen had to .
  • Salt Lake Tribune
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  • 9/22/2016 9:02:09 AM
  • Congress passes fishing bill giving more say to American Samoa
  • The US House of Representatives has approved legislation giving American Samoa more say in fisheries management in the western Pacific, reports Radio New Zealand. The Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act had been sponsored by American Samoa's non ...
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  • 9/16/2016 3:57:17 PM
  • How Fishing Interests Infiltrated Conservation’s Biggest Event
  • Simonds is the executive director of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council — or Wespac, as it’s more commonly known — a quasi-governmental agency charged with monitoring Pacific fish stocks from Hawaii and American Samoa to Guam and the ...
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  • 9/9/2016 10:21:59 AM
  • Two new species of glowing spook fish discovered
  • By comparing the pigment patterns on the soles of barreleyes fish collected near American Samoa and New Zealand with long-preserved specimens previously caught near the mid-Atlantic ridge and Australia, researchers found that two species are new to science
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  • 8/22/2016 12:59:21 PM
  • Fishing vessel pulled off sensitive American Samoa reef
  • After several unsuccessful attempts, a fishing vessel that ran aground on a reef in American Samoa in April has finally been removed. The No. 1 Ji Hyun lost power on the April 14 while on a charter run to Manua for the American Samoa Power Authority, when
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  • 8/20/2016 7:10:58 AM
  • Newfound glow-in-the-dark fish identified
  • The fish scales' pigment patterns show variation among species. The researchers took four specimens of a sole-bearing barreleye caught during recent research cruises near American Samoa and New Zealand and compared them to long-preserved specimens caught .
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  • 8/15/2016 10:08:41 AM
  • New Glow in the Dark Fish Found [See Photo]
  • As stated in their study published on August 10 in the journal PLOS ONE, the research team caught the fish during their missions close to American Samoa, New Zealand, the mid-Atlantic ridge and Australia. They compared each fish for their pigment patterns
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  • 8/15/2016 4:25:06 AM
  • Newfound Glow-in-the-Dark Fish Identified
  • The fish scales' pigment patterns show variation among species. The researchers took four specimens of a sole-bearing barreleye caught during recent research cruises near American Samoa and New Zealand and compared them to long-preserved specimens caught .
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  • 8/11/2016 10:06:16 AM
  • Strange glowing spook fish have been found off New Zealand
  • The glowing fish, also sometimes called spook fish, were caught on recent research cruises near American Samoa and New Zealand. The scientists have labelled the fish “peculiar”. “The family Opisthoproctidae (barreleyes) constitutes one of the most ...
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  • 8/11/2016 12:55:05 AM
  • China Has Much to Gain From the South China Sea Ruling
  • China’s official acquiescence to outrageously illegal fishing practices and reef destruction by Chinese ... km in size that hosts itinerant scientists and is located between American Samoa and Hawaii. The atoll mostly consists of reefs but the land ...
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  • 7/18/2016 6:20:02 PM
  • PNA: US rule attempts to evade conservation measure
  • The US government is combining 558 fishing days from its exclusive economic zones in American Samoa and Guam with the WCPFC limit of 1,270 to increase to 1,828 the number of days American purse seiners can fish on the high seas. “By issuing this new rule .
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  • 6/14/2016 10:53:35 AM
  • PNA claims US is abusing tuna fishing regulations
  • This measure had been endorsed by the US and other commission members. Aqorau said the US government came up with this figure by combining 558 fishing days from its exclusive economic zones in American Samoa and Guam with the commission's limit of 1,270.
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  • 6/14/2016 8:44:44 AM
  • MSC certification for skipjack and yellowfin tuna
  • The result will be to increase the availability of MSC certified skipjack and yellowfin in the US market, especially through Tri Marine’s tuna base and processing facility in American Samoa. The fishery will supply brands in the US, including Tri Marine ..
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  • 6/8/2016 4:01:21 PM
  • Hunting for Surf in American Samoa
  • M.J. moved to American Samoa in 2010 to work as an observer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on long-line fishing vessels ... The reef is a mess of sea turtles, fish, and more than 250 species of neon coral. People refer to it ...
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  • 6/7/2016 11:47:49 PM
  • Tuna fleet operator calls for market push on American-caught fish
  • Then, oversight of industry practice comes from the US Coast Guard in Honolulu, Guam, and American Samoa and throughout the Pacific, which monitors activities of all the workers in the participating fisheries. “Additional regulatory compliance ...
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  • 6/6/2016 6:05:25 PM
  • Remarks at the Public Event on Oceans
  • And that carbonic acid can destroy shell-packed entities like clams or fish, mollusks, so forth ... like the Hainan Sanya Coral Reef and the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa and elsewhere to exchange best practices on MPA science, monitoring ...
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  • 6/6/2016 5:58:15 PM
  • Tri Marine nabs MSC label for skipjack, yellowfin tuna
  • This MSC certification applies only to free-school purse seine fishing because bycatch from that fishery ... especially through Tri Marine’s tuna base and processing facility in American Samoa. Last year, 842,000 metric tons of tuna was harvested that ...
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  • 6/2/2016 4:29:56 PM
  • Rescue and survival
  • Last October, after some 25 years on various assignments in American Samoa, Harry Burgess, an experienced fisherman and mariner, decided to go to Hawaii and longline there for sushi-grade tuna. So, he flew to Alabama to pick up a boat named Hawaii Five 1.
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  • 4/13/2016 12:42:54 PM
  • Mysterious mass fish deaths in American Samoa
  • The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources in American Samoa is investigating two fish kills in the villages of Amouli and Laulii Thousands of dead baby rabbit fish have been found on the beaches and in shallow waters at the villages. The Chief ...
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  • 4/8/2016 7:41:02 AM
  • Western Pacific Fishery Council recommendations
  • The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has recommended a suite of management decisions and recommendations for the near and offshore fisheries of American Samoa, Hawaii and Guam. The American Samoa Port Administration has been given $ ...
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  • 3/24/2016 11:55:03 AM
  • US purse seiners given nod to fish across Pacific region
  • He explained that many of the vessels which operate out of American Samoa were fishing in the eastern Pacific during the Treaty impasse, and that it would take time to travel west and re-orient their operations. Last week Tri Marine International ...
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  • 3/17/2016 12:14:40 AM
  • US and American Samoan authorities in court battle over fishing rights
  • Government leaders in American Samoa are taking the National Marine Fisheries Service to court, claiming the US authority has overstepped its powers by giving longliners permission to fish within 12 miles of the coastline. There are twelve locally operated
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  • 3/16/2016 11:03:06 PM
  • Legal action to overturn fishing ruling
  • AMERICAN Samoa has filed a case asking the US federal court to overturn a ruling allowing large-scale commercial fishing closer to its coast. Last month, the US National Marine Fisheries Service reduced what is known as the Large Vessel Protected Area ...
  • Fiji Times
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  • 3/14/2016 10:15:21 PM
  • American Samoa takes legal action to overturn fishing rule
  • American Samoa has filed a case asking the United States federal court to overturn a ruling allowing large scale commercial fishing closer to its coast. Last month, the US National Marine Fisheries Service reduced what is known as the Large Vessel ...
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 3/13/2016 11:28:07 PM
  • American Samoa sues NMFS over protection fishing zone
  • American Samoa has asked the United States Federal Court in Hawaii to overturn a regulation shrinking the zone around the territory that protects it and its fishing culture from large vessels. The complaint aroused from the fact that last month the ...
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  • 3/13/2016 10:45:10 PM
  • Lack of fish shuts American Samoa cannery
  • American Samoa's StarKist Samoa cannery has stopped production and given employees the day off because of an apparent lack of fish. KHJ News in Pago Pago said it expected the staggered shutdown to continue until the cannery got sufficient fish supplies.
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  • 3/12/2016 3:55:21 AM
  • American Samoa challenges US fishing rules in court
  • American Samoa has asked the United States federal court in Hawaii to overturn a ruling allowing large scale commercial fishing closer to its coast, reported Radio NZ. The territorial government is asking the court to reverse the US National Marine ...
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  • 3/11/2016 8:50:02 AM
  • American Samoa challenges US fishing rules in court
  • The territorial government is asking the court to reverse the US National Marine Fisheries Service decision that reduces the Large Vessel Protected Area around American Samoa from 80 kilometres to 18 kilometres. For more than a decade it had been reserved
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  • 3/11/2016 5:43:55 AM
  • American Samoa Fights Feds for Fishing Zone
  • HONOLULU (CN) - American Samoa says the U.S. government violated its sovereign rights by shrinking the zone around the territory that protects it and its fishing culture from large vessels, in Federal Court. The Territory of American Samoa, in the South ..
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  • 3/10/2016 2:38:59 AM
  • Ending Illegal Fishing 2016 Efforts Build on Earlier Gains
  • Green and pink reef scene. American Samoa, Swains Island. In the fight to stop illegal fishing in the world’s oceans, 2016 is shaping up to be a pivotal year. The Pew Charitable Trusts’ ending illegal fishing project and its partners have seen ...
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  • 3/4/2016 1:34:31 AM
  • San Diego tuna chief addresses Congress
  • The legislation, called the Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act, was introduced by congressional delegate Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa) and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska). Its basic function would give more people a chance to negotiate .
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  • 3/2/2016 2:41:19 AM
  • Meet the Al Gore of Polynesia
  • "You come with me, we catch fish," Franck Taputuarai said ... This year's event has already devastated large swaths of corals in Hawaii and American Samoa. Now, as summer begins in the Southern Hemisphere, it is working its way southward.
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  • 2/15/2016 11:28:32 AM
  • US long liners given approval to fish off American Samoa
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has approved a recommendation to allow United States registered long liners based in Pago Pago to fish in the Large Vessel Protected Area in American Samoa waters, reports Radio New Zealand. The recommendation .
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  • 2/1/2016 9:21:58 AM
  • US longliners given approval to fish off American Samoa
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has approved a recommendation to allow United States registered longliners based in Pago Pago to fish in the Large Vessel Protected Area in American Samoa waters, reports Radio New Zealand. The recommendation ..
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  • 2/1/2016 9:21:58 AM
  • US long liners given approval to fish off American Samoa
  • The recommendation was made last year by the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council and was strongly objected to by American Samoa leaders including the Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga who argued that the protected area is preserved for locally owned ...
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 1/30/2016 11:57:39 PM
  • Tuna-Fishing Deal Dispute Keeps U.S. Boats Out of Pacific Waters
  • Without a resolution, U.S.-owned fishing boats—often based in American Samoa, a U.S. Pacific territory—risk losing the roughly 300,000 tons of catch, mainly skipjack, they normally net annually in the region. That tuna is mostly processed into canned ...
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  • 1/13/2016 3:32:16 AM
  • Fish treaty faces backlash
  • THE owners of American Samoa's second largest cannery say the treaty, which allows US fishing boats to fish in waters of Pacific Island countries, is obsolete and needs to be revamped. Last week, the US fishing fleet reneged on its treaty with the Forum ..
  • Fiji Times
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  • 1/8/2016 8:48:59 PM
  • Fishing treaty with US labelled obsolete
  • The owners of American Samoa's second largest cannery say the treaty which allows US fishing boats to fish in waters of Pacific island countries is obsolete and needs to be revamped. Last week, the US fishing fleet reneged on its treaty with the Forum ...
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 1/8/2016 1:00:43 AM
  • PNA chief: US tuna fleet could lose Pacific fishing license for 2016
  • "What is happening is that there is a component of the US fleets that are in economic dire straits because they actually have older boats they have inefficient boats and their patterns of fishing is they land their fish in American Samoa but these are ...
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  • 12/28/2015 1:38:13 PM
  • Hawaii-based longline fishermen allowed to keep catching ahi
  • The commission doesn’t set catch limits for territories. But the fisheries service created a 2,000 metric ton limit for each of three U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands — then said Hawaii fishermen may use up to ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 12/8/2015 12:14:34 PM
  • Hawaii fishermen paying Guam $200K for fishing tuna in Guam's name
  • The commission doesn’t set catch limits for territories, AP reported, but the National Marine Fisheries Service created a 2,000 metric ton limit for each of American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Fisheries Service said Hawaii ...
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  • 12/1/2015 1:41:37 PM
  • Deal allows Hawaii longliners to fish for ahi until year’s end
  • The commission doesn’t set catch limits for territories. But the fisheries service created a limit of 2,000 metric tons for each of three U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands — then said Hawaii fishermen may use up ...
  • Honolulu Star Advertiser
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  • 11/28/2015 11:43:29 AM
  • Fishing boats avoiding Pago Pago
  • The executive director of the American Tunaboat Association says strict federal regulations are causing fishing vessels to avoid the Port of Pago Pago in American Samoa. Since June US purse seiners, which off load 50 percent of their catch at canneries in
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  • 11/16/2015 7:50:09 PM
  • Fishing Company Charged Over $1 Mln in Oil Spill Penalties
  • Vincent Gann, into Pago Pago Harbor in American Samoa and related violations of the Coast Guard’s spill prevention regulations. After the Capt. Vincent Gann returned to Pago Pago Harbor from a two-month fishing voyage, it struck two moored fishing ...
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  • 10/29/2015 9:27:15 AM
  • American Samoa Governor says US must protest fishing zone
  • The American Samoa Governor wants the US Government to dismiss a call for longliners to be allowed to fish in the territory's Large Vessel Protected Area. Lolo Moliga has asked the US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to reject the Western Pacific ...
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 9/24/2015 10:33:13 PM
  • Nauru bans transhipment by fishing fleets
  • American Samoan call for more longliners. American Samoa's former governor, Togiola Tulafono, is supporting a call for large longliners to be allowed to fish in his territory's coastal waters. The federal government has proposed opening up the Large Vessel
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  • 9/17/2015 3:36:12 AM
  • Tri Marine petitions for fishing on the high seas
  • Tri Marine International is pushing US officials to expedite a decision regarding a petition that would exempt American Samoa from purse seiner use restrictions in tuna fishing on the high seas, reports Radio New Zealand. This petition is aimed ...
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  • 9/7/2015 3:29:34 PM
  • Tri Marine in Washington push over high seas fishing
  • Tri Marine International is calling on United States officials to make a decision on a petition to allow American Samoa purse seiners to fish on the high seas. The petition seeks to exempt US purse seiners that deliver half of their catches to local ...
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 9/7/2015 4:45:20 AM
  • Enough fish for now at American Samoa cannery
  • Production is continuing at American Samoa StarKist cannery for now. The cannery's parent company said last week that if there were no fish deliveries by today, they would be forced to shut the plant. Local radio station, KHJ, reports a spokesperson for ..
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 8/18/2015 3:35:59 AM
  • American Samoa plea for action on fish access
  • The American Samoa Fisheries Task Force says the territory needs to make more noise with the federal government over the lack of fishing access for local US tuna boats. A Task Force member Archie Soliai says 80 percent of the fish processed by StarKist ...
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 8/17/2015 3:51:30 AM
  • Desperately Seeking: South Pacific Albacore tuna
  • There's a tendency, outside my science world at least, to talk about 'tuna' as if it was one species of fish. In fact tuna is a generic ... fisheries of the South Pacific Island Countries of American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa and ...
  • Greenpeace International
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  • 8/7/2015 8:35:22 AM
  • American Samoa wants catch limit exemption
  • The fishing operations face a bleak future because ... This comes as the two local canneries - the backbone of American Samoa's private sector economy - fear losing their fish supply due to estrictions imposed by the US National Oceania and Atmospheric ...
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 7/30/2015 11:18:10 PM
  • Supply concern for American Samoa canneries
  • THE two local canneries — the backbone of American Samoa's private sector economy ... historically these boats have been able to fish in Kiribati waters this year Kiribati has limited the number of fishing days for US boats to just 300.
  • Fiji Times
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  • 7/30/2015 8:55:00 PM
  • American Samoa canners fear supply shortages
  • American Samoa's two tuna canneries, which form the backbone of American Samoa's private sector economy,are concerned over a shortage of tuna supplies, reports Radio New Zealand. The may have to import expensive fish from refrigerated cargo ships ...
  • undercurrentnews
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  • 7/30/2015 9:20:39 AM
  • Hawaii Longline Bigeye Fishery Hits Limit, Forcing Early Closure
  • The council is pushing the National Marine Fisheries Service to change its rules to let the Hawaii longline fleet haul in more fish by assigning some of its quota to Guam, American Samoa and the ... its limit of 1,828 fishing days.
  • Honolulu Civil Beat
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  • 7/30/2015 4:34:19 AM
  • American Samoa canneries with supply concerns
  • The two local canneries - the backbone of American Samoa's private sector economy ... historically these boats have been able to fish in Kiribati waters this year Kiribati has limited the number of fishing days for US boats to just 300.
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 7/29/2015 10:07:46 PM
  • Chinese longline fishing fleets killing local American Samoa industry
  • Pagopago (RNZI): The owner of an American Samoan fishing company says it’s impossible for longline ... He says while they can’t fish outside the territory’s exclusive economic zone, the Chinese boats are everywhere. “We are catching only what ...
  • tongadailynews.to
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  • 6/26/2015 11:58:29 PM
  • Comment period on turtle status extended
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and ... additional public hearings will be held on Guam, in Saipan and American Samoa next month, according to the Federal Register. Federal agencies received requests for additional public ...
  • Guampdn
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  • 6/22/2015 3:20:41 PM
  • Tuna fishing talks part of bigger picture
  • Hamby, highlighting Tri Marine's investment in the region through processing plants in American Samoa and the Solomons, said focusing on the price of vessel-days was short-sighted. "I hope there's some recognition that this fishery is a shared resource ...
  • Stuff
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  • 3/18/2015 4:42:54 AM
  • Proposal to give American Samoan fishing boats an exemption
  • The Governor of American Samoa has called proposed exceptions to fishing rules an 'invasion of American Samoa's 50-mile zone'. The US Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has heard from its scientists, who say 16,817 square nautical miles ..
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 3/17/2015 3:46:50 AM
  • Call for fish fleet subsidies to go within five years
  • The taskforce, set up last year to tackle illegal fishing and seafood fraud, does not identify any country by name, but the American Samoa US-flagged fishing fleet has identified China as heavily subsidising Chinese boats in the region. The taskforce says
  • Fiji Times
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  • 2/24/2015 8:10:57 PM
  • Deal possible amid American Samoa fishing concerns
  • The Pago Alia Fishing Association says it's still opposed to larger longliners fishing in American Samoa's protected area, but it is open to reaching a compromise. Only smaller vessels, including alia owners, can fish in the 50 nautical mile large vessel .
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 2/20/2015 12:56:03 AM
  • US urged to allow fishing ban exemptions
  • Tri Marine International says it's asking for US-flagged vessels based in American Samoa, that supply local markets, to be exempt from the rules banning boats from the reserved area. The formal request asks for purse seine vessels to fish between the ...
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 2/10/2015 2:26:39 AM
  • American Samoa fish market upgraded
  • An upgrade of the Fagataogo market in American Samoa will allow fishers a well-equipped area to sell their catches. The market opened in 2011, but was underutilised because it lacked a drainage system, ice machine and chiller necessary to keep the fish ...
  • Radio New Zealand
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  • 2/1/2015 10:32:45 PM

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