STP Ready to Receive Fresh Tuna
Plant will pack fresh tuna while cannery undergoes major renovation.
March 1, 2011
Meanwhile, the cannery is undergoing a major renovation which will expand the plants range of tuna products while improving operating efficiencies and capacities. The renovation is expected to be completed in 2012.
Tri Marine has contracted the
design and engineering work required by the renovation
to Peter Swan Group of
Tri Marine had previously
announced that it would add fresh and frozen fish
processing capability to the plant. STP has set
aside part of the existing plant for receiving and
packing fresh fish. That part of the plant is not
scheduled for renovation until later in the year when
the new fresh and frozen processing facility will be
Mr. Sullivan continued, “The fresh tuna packing capacity of STP is especially for the local fishing boats, including the alias. We are ready to pack and ship fresh tuna just as soon as the boats are ready to land it. It would have been easier for us to wait until completion of the entire renovation, but we decided to prioritize the fresh packing capability of the plant to help the boats.”STP is encouraging boats to bring the highest quality tuna and mahi mahi to establish the best possible reputation for the fresh fish shipped by STP from Pago Pago. STP plans to have ice available for supply to local boats wanting to fish for STP as soon as possible.
Background on STP AND Tri Marine
Samoa Tuna Processor is a wholly owned
subsidiary of the Tri Marine Group of Companies.
Tri Marine’s business includes fishing, procurement,
processing and trading of tuna and other seafood
products. Headquartered in