23 Jan 2008

American Samoa hosts talks for tuna businesses

11:24 am on 23 January 2008

American Samoa has hosted talks between Chicken of the Sea Samoa Packing and another leading U.S. tuna packer, Bumble Bee Seafood Incorporated on a possible co packing arrangement between the two canneries.

Samoa Packing's General Manager, Willie Martins, says they are interested in packing products for Bumble Bee in the same way that it cans products for Star Kist Samoa.

Bumble Bee vice president, Maurie Callaghan, previously worked for Star Kist Samoa.

But he says the final outcome will depend on commercial conditions.