Commentary – By Lagi Toribau of Greenpeace Pacific
These are worrying times for our local Pacific tuna industry. In Fiji boats are being tied up, and staff are being laid off in Samoa, Tonga and in American Samoa where entire fleets are up for sale.
Now there is talk of Starkist’s American Samoa cannery potentially losing 2000 jobs due to limited tuna supplies.
What this tells me is that the current business model and dependency on foreign fishing access and modern technology with destructive fishing techniques is not working for Pacific islanders. Read more »