Fish News from American Samoa

DMWR surveys fishermen’s needs – The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources has recently completed a survey with fishermen  Tri Marine officials here – Top officials of Tri Marine International arrived in the territory last night to inspect progress on the Samoa Tuna Processors plant at Atu’u.  STP to open fresh/frozen fish facility soon – Samoa Tuna Processors hopes to complete its fresh and frozen fish facility next month. Low fish prices a concern for Tri Marine – They are also concerned about the current low prices for fish which is hurting fishing boats.  Tri Marine International wants to make American Samoa the tuna hub of the Pacific.  The new Samoa Tuna Processors plant at Atu’u will be equipped with modern equipment that is supposed to get rid of the fish odor that’s synonymous with canneries. 20:06