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By Dan Ortiz 

Dan's Dispatch

 


Recently, China announced that it will add an additional 25% tariff on seafood imports. China is Alaska’s top seafood customer, spending $1.3 billion on exports last year.

This tariff increase will directly impact tens of thousands of fishermen, other fish-industry employees, and Southeast Alaska’s economy. According to the McDowell Group, the fishing industry produces $2 billion in labor income alone, and a total economic output of $5.2 billion per year.

Although I am not in a position to change Chinese policy, I can – and will – continue to support the fishing industry on the sta...



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