8 Mar 2011

Facilities upgraded on American Samoa's Manu'a islands

1:37 pm on 8 March 2011

As part of the American Samoa government's efforts to foster fisheries in the Manu'a island group, the fuel storage and ice-makers projects for the fishing fleets are being developed.

The work is being done by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, using federal government funds.

The two Manu'a projects were identified under the American Samoa Marine Conservation Plan released in 2009.

To support fisheries development in Manu'a, fuel storage facilities will be establish on Tau and Ofu islands, using several 500 gallon stainless steel removable tanks.

The lack of ice has also been a consistent limiting factor in the development of fishing in the Manu'a's.