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STARKIST SAMOA

Crew members of StarKist Samoa’s Sanitation Department pose for a photo
Crew members of StarKist Samoa’s Sanitation Department pose for a photo this past week after finishing their overnight shift. The cannery is facing a manpower employment shortage and is working to recruit more workers, such as fish cleaners. Many of the public are pointing to stimulus checks and...
Man walking by StarKist Samoa canning plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa has launched a new advertising campaign to attract workers, such as fish cleaners, as the cannery is dealing with an employment shortage, which the company says is “impacting our ability to keep up with global demand” and that StarKist Samoa “has been...
StarKist employees decorating for Christmas
CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER — One of the departments at StarKist Samoa puts up Christmas decorations across the cannery in Satala. This year StarKist Samoa has an Adopt a Corner program — that aims to have departments take ownership of their areas. Each department is to clean and decorate...
Air view of StarKist Samoa canning plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Without an emergency ruling waiving the required fishery observer on board US fishing vessels during the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a serious impact affecting not only the US fleet but StarKist cannery operations in American Samoa. This is according to San Diego...
StarKist Samoa plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued an exemption for StarKist Samoa — the largest local private employer with about 2,000 workers — and cadres of businesses from a provision of his COVID-19 emergency declaration and he has promised both federal and local support to all...
StarKist Samoa plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Co., corporate spokesperson Michelle Faist said the last day of production for 2019 at StarKist Samoa was Friday, Dec. 20th and the plant will re-open Jan. 6, 2020. “We have planned maintenance work scheduled” during the annual shutdown, said Faist early this...
Starkist personnel and Summer Youth Employment participants
Eleven local young people spent part of their summer at Starkist Samoa this year, as part of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Starkist general manager Jason Kim; human resources/government relations manager Archie Soliai; and the rest of the Starkist crew wish these future leaders all...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In light of the “severe and acute absenteeism challenge” faced by StarKist Samoa, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has authorized the reactivation of the “Guest Worker Permit Law”, which allows the cannery to hire workers from Samoa based on certain requirements. Samoa News...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two US based fishery companies are of the opinion that splitting the fishing days in the Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine (ELAPS) will hurt the cannery in American Samoa and it will be a challenge to the cannery’s fish supply. Through a proposed rule making, the US...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — According to a press release, dated March 12, 2018 — StarKist Samoa has announced that it made a donation of $50,000 to the American Samoa Government (ASG) to help in Hurricane Gita relief efforts. Accepting the donation on behalf of ASG was Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga...