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1 . Samoa     Samoa
The Samoa Archipelago is a hotspot chain of predominantly high volcanic islands divided into the politically independent western islands of Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) and the eastern islands of American Samoa. Samoa itself is dominated by the two large islands of Upolu and Savai‘i with a few very small islands nearby. Savai‘i, geologically the youngest, experienced eruptions from two of its volcanoes in the early 1900s. There are fringing reefs around most of the coastline, generally close to the shore, but reaching up to 3 kilometers offshore along the northwestern coast of Upolu.
Source: Spalding, M.D., C. Ravilious and E.P. Green , 2001 , World Atlas of Coral Reefs . Prepared at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. University of California Press,Berkeley,USA.421p. (See Document)

2 . Samoa     Samoa
A nationwide socioeconomic study by the Samoan Fisheries Division in 2006 assessed the status of rural fisheries in Samoa in 939 households in 49 villages (7778 people). People were interviewed about their household composition, income, education level, seafood purchasing and consumption habits, fishing preferences, catch, and whether they sell fish. Fishing contributed to 41% of household income and more than 20% of households were strongly dependent on fishing income to cover their expenses. Average fin fish consumption per year was 59.4 kg, (163g/day); average consumption of tinned fish was 75 kg/year (206g/day); villages closer to Apia (capital of Samoa) ate less fresh fish than those farther away; 66% of respondents felt that there were fewer fish than 10 years ago.
Source: Cherie Morris and Kenneth Mackay (eds.) , 2008 , Status of the Coral Reefs in the South West Pacific: Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu . In: Wilkinson, C. (ed.). Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2008. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network and Reef and Rainforest Research Center, Townsville, Australia. p177-188. (See Document)

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