American Samoa – Listing of local corals as endangered still a worry, Fisheries Council deals with lack of dock space, Albacore fishing reaching maximum levels

Of the 66 coral species being proposed for listing, 46 occur in American Samoa. The listing is among issues being discussed by the Council this week. continue

Longline owners say they are without a home as they have to move around every time visiting boats arrive in port. Longline owner Carlos Sanchez also raised with the Council his concerns over what he called the “Chinese invasion” of Pacific fishery resources. continue

The overall catch is reaching maximum sustainable yield. continue

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