Tag Archives: Governor Lolo Moliga

Governor Lolo Moliga relays American Samoa Tuna Industry concerns to Coast Guard

Governor Lolo Moliga has asked that the US Coast Guard inform the American Samoa Fisheries Task Force whenever a fishing boat is held for longer than 24 hours. And that the canneries routinely are frustrated in their fish procurement operations when boat owners or reefer carrier owners refuse to deliver to American Samoa out of concern for what they perceive to be over zealous Coast Guard boarding parties and inspections. The effect of this he said is that fish that could come to our canneries are lost to other markets that are not guarded by the Coast Guard. The governor told the Admiral this is disturbing on multiple levels. Read the rest here 10:36

Governor Lolo Moliga calls for united front on 100% Buy America Act

Governor Lolo said the lobbying efforts waged by Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea are very aggressive and powerful hence there is a great danger that the amendments would be approved by Congress.  He said the attempts by these two canneries to water down the provision of the Buy America Act threatened the operating security of the local canneries and the economic survival of the territory. Read [email protected] 12:32

American Samoa: Longliner Owners positive of meeting with governor

After meeting with members of the Tautai Fishing Association yesterday Governor Lolo Moliga has asked for two weeks to review all of the issues raised by the longliner owners.  The meeting was in response to requests from the association to the govenror for assistance in helping them survive. Read [email protected]  08:45