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American Samoa says restrictions on fishing are crippling the economy

Kevin Knodell
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                                The crew of an Oahu-based Coast Guard C-130 monitors a Chinese fishing vessel that was transiting through American Samoan waters during an aerial patrol in the U.S. Pacific territory. American Samoa currently has no Coast Guard planes or vessels permanently based in the territory.
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KEVIN KNODELL / KNODELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

The crew of an Oahu-based Coast Guard C-130 monitors a Chinese fishing vessel that was transiting through American Samoan waters during an aerial patrol in the U.S. Pacific territory. American Samoa currently has no Coast Guard planes or vessels permanently based in the territory.

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                                Chinese fishing boats sit moored in harbor in Apia, Western Samoa.
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Chinese fishing boats sit moored in harbor in Apia, Western Samoa.

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                                Chinese fishing boats sit moored in harbor in Apia, Western Samoa.
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Chinese fishing boats sit moored in harbor in Apia, Western Samoa.

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                                Fishing vessels sit moored next to the StarKist Samoa tuna cannery in Pago Pago, American Samoa. The cannery is central to the territory’s economy, accounting for 99.5% of all exports.
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KEVIN KNODELL / KNODELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Fishing vessels sit moored next to the StarKist Samoa tuna cannery in Pago Pago, American Samoa. The cannery is central to the territory’s economy, accounting for 99.5% of all exports.

KEVIN KNODELL / KNODELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The crew of an Oahu-based Coast Guard C-130 monitors a Chinese fishing vessel that was transiting through American Samoan waters during an aerial patrol in the U.S. Pacific territory. American Samoa currently has no Coast Guard planes or vessels permanently based in the territory.
KEVIN KNODELL / KNODELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chinese fishing boats sit moored in harbor in Apia, Western Samoa.
KEVIN KNODELL / KNODELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chinese fishing boats sit moored in harbor in Apia, Western Samoa.
KEVIN KNODELL / KNODELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Fishing vessels sit moored next to the StarKist Samoa tuna cannery in Pago Pago, American Samoa. The cannery is central to the territory’s economy, accounting for 99.5% of all exports.