26 Apr 2019

StarKist remains committed to American Samoa - CEO

11:46 am on 26 April 2019

The president and chief executive of Starkist, Andrew Choe, has "reaffirmed" the company's commitment to remain in American Samoa, despite the continuing challenges it faces in a very competitive global industry.

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Photo: RNZI / Monica Miller

The governor's executive assistant, Iulogologo Joseph Pereira, said Mr Choe also thanked the government for its unwavering support.

But Mr Choe told the government of the hurdles posed by access to fish stock, the loss of federal incentives, the departure of fishing vessels to other Pacific ports, and the federally imposed minimum wage rises.

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