Opinion: The seafood trade deficit is a diversionary tactic

Lately, politicians, bureaucrats and journalists have begun lamenting the fact that the United States runs a seafood trade deficit. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The booming economy trumps Trump’s trade battle with China has called the deficit “silly” given the ample U.S. coastline. In June, Timothy Gallaudet, Acting Administrator of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, suggested reducing the seafood trade deficit by allowing commercial fishing in marine protected areas. Now the agency has launched a series of public listening sessions on the topic that began Aug. 31 and continue through November. >click to read<15:08

One Response to Opinion: The seafood trade deficit is a diversionary tactic

  1. Joel Hovanesian says:

    What Mr. Smith doesn’t address is the fact that the US Congress has hijacked the money from import duties on seafood for their own misguided use. These monies were/are supposed to get directed to the American seafood and fishing industries through the Saltonstall Kennedy act. Congress has no incentive to increase domestic production which we have the ability to do as long as they continue to steal this money from the domestic industry.

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