28 Jun 2014

Samoa-US fish company MOU delayed

10:26 am on 28 June 2014

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Samoa government and the United States based seafood company Bumble Bee has been postponed.

The US company is looking to establish a fish loin plant at Matautu wharf in Apia.

Our correspondent says media were told on Friday that the MOU needed to be polished and tidied up before it could be signed.

Samoa's prime minister, Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi, has said the fish loin processing plant will create one thousand jobs and be a boost for the local economy.

He also added that Bumble Bee had brought forward their plans to proceed with the construction of its company sometime this year and not next year.