15 Nov 2010

Little detail on job offers from new American Samoa cannery operator

7:34 pm on 15 November 2010

There are still no firm details available over job opportunities following the signing of an agreement between the American Samoa government and Tri Marine International last month.

Tri Marine says it first needs to upgrade the former Samoa Packing tuna cannery plant to suit its business plan.

The renovation of the plant will take 12 to 18 months.

But before then Samoa Tuna Processors Inc, the local company formed for the fish processing company, expects to start limited fish handling and storage operations using the dock and other facilities that don't need renovation.

Samoa Tuna Processors intends to freeze fish in addition to storing it.

The plant will be able to process frozen fish for non canning markets.

The company says its upgraded plant will be more efficient than the old cannery.