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Samoa’s fish quantity at lowest in five years
21-02-2014 - Islands

Monitoring from Samoa’s Fisheries Division has confirmed that the volume of fish caught in its waters during this time of the year has dropped tremendously, the lowest experienced in five years.

It could explain the impact it’s now having on several local fishing companies.

Apia Fisheries Export is closed down for a month. No concrete information had been given as to the reason behind its closure but many larger shipping vessels have reportedly experienced slow catches this time of the year.

It is the norm some fishing boat operators say but this year’s volume saw a 59% decrease compared to January 2013. This should be a major concern to bigger boat owners.

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