Tri Marine: Rule changes won’t impact local facility
Tri Marine International says the proposed rule changes by the federal government dealing with among other things, change of storage requirements related to dolphin-safe and non-dolphin-safe tuna on board fishing vessels; and, create new requirements for processors, will not have an impact on the company’s American Samoa operations, including its proposed new cannery facility.?
?More than a week ago, the three major U.S. tuna canneries — StarKist Co., Bumble Bee Foods LLC, and Chicken of the Sea International - voiced concerns and objections to the U.S. National Marine Fishery Services over the proposal to revise regulations under the Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act (DPCIA) to enhance the requirements for documentation to support labels on tuna products that represent the product as dolphin-safe.? ?
“The proposed rule regarding Dolphin safe labeling and possible changes in the regulations will not affect Tri Marine’s plans to operate the tuna cannery in American Samoa,” said Dan Sullivan, Tri Marine’s VP of production.