Fisheries

The most important natural resource of American Samoa is fisheries and the ocean in general.

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March 19, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is urging President Trump to reopen fishing access as a matter of national food security during the worldwide economic and health crisis.

“At this time of global re-evaluation of world health and economics, I simply write to say that food security equals national security. Please use your Executive Order to immediately reopen the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM) to commercial fishing,” Aumua Amata states in her urgent letter to the President.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed Committee passage of a bipartisan bill to strengthen the future of fishing. She is an original cosponsor of the bill and was pleased to vote for it on Wednesday in the Natural Resources Committee, where it passed by unanimous consent. The bill promotes the development of the next generation of commercial fishermen with new federal grant support.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata believes that Justice must be served in the court proceedings of StarKist, but that the people of American Samoa who rely on the cannery must be treated justly as well.

May 20, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata asking a question of Secretary Bernhardt (left)Uosigitone, D.C. – O le vaiaso ua te’a nei na fono ai le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata ma le Komiti mo Alamanuia Faalenatura faatasi ma le Failautusi o le Initeria ia David Bernahardt i le paketi ma aiaiga, ma na faamamafa ai e le tamaitaifaipule manaoga tau fagotaga o Amerika Samoa.

May 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Natural Resources Committee conducted a budget and policy hearing with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, and she placed a focus on American Samoa’s fishing needs.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is an original cosponsor of two fishing-related bills examined in a Natural Resources Committee hearing, and cosponsored another Pacific bipartisan bill on education policy. The hearing of the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife is an important step in advancing these bills forward for a vote.

May 8, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Uosigitone, DC – Aso Lulu, O le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata o se tasi lea o uluai sui lagolago i pili e lua mo fagotaga na iloiloina i se fonotaga a le Komiti mo Alamanuia Faalenatura faapea se pili a le Pasefika na autasia ai itu faaupufai e uiga i aiaiga faaleaoaoga.  O le iloiloga a le Komiti laititi o le Suavai, Sami ma le Vaomatua o se laasaga tāua e faagasolo ai nei pili mo se palota.

May 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Natural Resources Committee conducted hearings and voted on a series of bills, including passage of an amendment by Rep. Amata, along with a bill affecting the Territories on which she was an original cosponsor.

May 3, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata in fisheries hearingUosigitone, D.C –Na faia i le vaiaso nei iloiloga a le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata ma le Komiti o Alamanuia Faalenatura ma palota ai i ni pili e aofia ai toe teuteuga na faia e le faipule ia Amata, faatasi ai ma se pili e aafia ai le Teritori sa avea ai le tamaitaifaipule ma se tasi o sui na ulua’i lagolagoina.

March 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata gave a statement in the Committee on Natural Resources to make the case in Washington, D.C. that much-needed reforms are needed for the marine monuments on behalf of American Samoa. This full Committee Oversight Hearing was titled, Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments.