Monday, March 18, 2013
Kitty Simonds the Executive Director of Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPEFMC) and Lieutenant Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga had the honor of cutting the ribbon for the Faga'alu Boat Ramp. This boat ramp was funded by WPRFMC for fishermen's in American Samoa to access the ocean, so they can continue what our ancestors started back in the days. All the catch by these fishermen's are collected and the data is send off island to Hawaii so they can analyse and determine the age of the fish and also the history of the fish. Ruth Matagi Tofiga the Director of the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources and staffs along with fishermen's and members of the council that attended the 156th Council Meeting that was held the Lee Auditorium in Utulei.