U.S. tuna cannery to open in American Samoa

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
December 26, 2014

A company based in Washington state is investing USD 70 million (EUR 57.4 million) into a tuna cannery in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. Tri Marine International said the tuna products will carry the “Made In USA” label.

Tri Marine took over the lease of a government property three years ago after another cannery had closed. The cannery is planned to have around 1,500 workers and will be operated by the company’s Samoa Tuna Process Inc., located in the village of Atu’u.

"We are USD 70 million confident of our investment in the cannery project," Renato Curto, Tri Marine CEO said. "Ultimately, our decision to invest came down to our belief that tuna is a good, nutritious product, that tuna stocks can be sustainably managed for the long-term and that processing in the islands is the right thing to do," he said.

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