American Samoa finds itself caught in the cross fire after tuna talks | Pacific Beat

American Samoa finds itself caught in the cross fire after tuna talks

American Samoa finds itself caught in the cross fire after tuna talks

Updated 23 December 2014, 9:01 AEDT

The fall out from the failed Tuna Commission talks in Apia continues to reverberate around the Pacific, with the Pacific Island Tuna Industry Association suggesting the commission no longer has the confidence of its members.

PITIA says it's becoming increasingly clear that Pacific Island countries need to move forward with their own arrangements for managing dwindling tuna stocks.

But while that may be a realistic option for most of the Pacific nations, Monica Miller in Pago Pago says as a US territory, American Samoa finds itself in an awkward position.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Monica Miller, journalist, American Samoa

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