Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Guests that participated the DMWR Wharf Dedication had lunch on the wharf for the first time since the project was finish in 2012. They enjoyed the fagaloa view and a great sunny day. Thanks to DMWR staff with refreshments for this day. Malo Le Galulue!
The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Wharf is officially opened for sports fish fishermen. The I'a Lapo'a Fishing Tournament will start from Apia, Samoa on the third week on May 2013. This is one of the project that will be used during this tournament, people from New Zealand, Australia, Samoa and American Samoa will participate in this event. They will compete on who will get the heaviest fish and what kind of species they caught. The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Boat base Survey Crew will be at the tournament to collect the data.
Honorable Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga and First Lady Cynthia Moliga represented on behalf of the American Samoa Government at the Departmen of Marine and Wildlife Resources Wharf Dedication. Lolo thanks all the directors from all the government agencies that are worked together to complete this project for local fishermen.
The Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Director Ruth Matagi-Tofiga with her opening remarks and thanking all the local and federal partners for working together to build this wharf for sport fishermen. Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga was overwhelmed and happy with all the people who participated the grand opening of the DMWR's Wharf on April 3rd 2013.
The Fagatogo CCCAS Rev. Iasepi Ulu opened the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Wharf Dedication program with his remarks and prayer. Mr. Iasepi and Mrs. Leone Ulu represented on behalf of the village of Fagatogo for the grand opening of DMWR's Wharf. Twenty one people from the American Samoa Government were invited because they have been working together wtih the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources.