7 Jan 2014

Warning in American Samoa against collecting sea cucumbers

7:21 am on 7 January 2014

American Samoa's Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources has warned residents against collecting sea cucumbers after reports that people are still fishing the banned sea delicacy.

It's been nearly a month since the governor issued a moratorium on fishing of sea cucumber .

The Department's Director, Dr Ruth Matagi, says enforcement officers will be issuing citations on those caught violating the ban.

Sea cucumber is popular in Asian restaurants,