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Taotasi Archie Soliai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) director Taotasi Archie Soliai has commended the U.S Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for “supporting our pelagic fisheries” through Amendment 9 to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western...
Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources staff weighing and measuring fish
Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources staff weighing and measuring fish caught on Wednesday during day-one of the Manu’a Flag Day Offshore Fishing Tournament on Ta’u Island. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Taotasi Archie Soliai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Secretary of Interior, American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) and its director, Taotasi Archie Soliai, along with unnamed DMWR individuals and unnamed fishermen, are named as defendants in a new lawsuit filed in the federal court in...
Marine and Wildlife Resources director, Taotasi Archie Soliai
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “In observance of Flag Day [2021], all public schools will be closed on Friday, April 16,” declared Gov. Lemanu Peleti Sialega Mauga in his Holiday-Flay Day 2021 memorandum issued last Friday. He said all ASG employees shall report to their offices and/or respective...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General (DOI-OIG) is questioning spending totaling $23,080 designating it as ineligible and an additional $3,167 as unsupported following an audit of expenses claimed by the ASG Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources...
Crowd with umbrellas waiting at DMWR gate
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — People have been crowding the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) now located at the old TAOA Office in Pago Pago to apply for funding under the CARES Act and the agency is questioning the validity of many of the claims. The funding is available for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono has approved a Senate Concurrent Resolution lending its support to a request by the Department of Marine of Wildlife Resources (DMWR) to a federal fishery agency “to suspend or vacant the interim measure” imposed on the limitation of bottomfish caught in federal...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed more than $1 million in federal funds for coral reef conservation in American Samoa over the next two years. These federal funds through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency within the U.S. Commerce Department,...
A screenshot of the presentation by Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources director, Va’amua Henry Sesepasara on Wednesday at the 178th Meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources director, Va’amua Henry Sesepasara on Wednesday made a presentation on American Samoa's 'alia project at the 178th Meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council. One of DMWR’s projects is the repairs of ‘...
Juvenile Hawksbill Turtle that was rescued from the FAD device.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Juvenile Hawksbill Turtle got a second chance at life, thanks to a concerned citizen that reported a floating device that had what looked like an entangled turtle.  This is according to the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR). The turtle response team...

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