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The US National Marine Fisheries Service has completed an economic impact review of fishing restrictions for US purse seine vessels to fish in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (U.S. EEZ) and on the high seas area known in federal regulations as Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine, or ELAPS. However,...
SAFETY DAY FOR CHILDREN The Progressive Agriculture Community Safety Day for Children will be held tomorrow, June 22 from 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the ASCC gymnasium. The annual event is hosted by the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Agriculture Community and Natural Resources (Land Grant...
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Aumua Amata introduced legislation on Tuesday the American Samoa Jobs Protection and Expansion Act, which will do a great deal to assist American Samoa’s ability to retain and attract new businesses to the territory. “For too long, the federal government has placed...
Computerized tomography (CT) scans will still be conducted by the LBJ Medical Center's Imaging/X-Ray Division after hours, despite a misunderstanding about a general email sent out last week by department manager Vaanatiu Toafala Iafeta, stating that no more CT scans will be done after 4:30 p.m....
SEMI SAGO A Department of Public Safety officer, accused of assaulting another person last June, was recently sentenced to serve 30 days in prison, as a condition of his 12-month probation. Semi Sago was charged early last month with one count each of public peace disturbance and third degree...
An environmental group has launched an online petition aimed at preventing American Samoa's Rose Atoll Marine National Monument from losing its protected status. In April, the US President Donald Trump called for a review of the nation's land and ocean monuments designated by past Presidents since...
Ms. Nathaida Moea'i, a staff member at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) departed the Territory this week to spend six weeks in the Marshall Islands as a participant in "Navigating Student Success in the Pacific" (NSSP), a federally funded program to support teachers or students pursuing...
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has been informed that the government has decided not to lease ASG land at the Satala shipyard compound to build additional storage freezer space for StarKist Samoa, which has been seeking government land to build the facility since the...
MELVIN ETEUATI A man from Amouli who was charged in two separate cases involving burglary and stealing, has been sentenced to serve just over two years imprisonment and ordered to pay back the money he stole. For the first case, Melvin Kuresa Eteuati, 20, was charged with one count each of second-...
Locally based Tautai o Samoa Longline and Fishing Association has requested a Honolulu federal judge for inclusion in the ongoing legal battle over the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in territorial waters. The Association made the request in a June 2 letter, to US District Court Judge Leslie...

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