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US National Fisheries Institute warns of harmful tarifs August 07,2018   |  Source: World Fishing

The US National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has rebranded its AboutSeafood.com website to support American seafood workers in recognition of the threat posed by new trade tariffs.

AboutSeafood.com has become ‘Seafood, See Jobs’ as part of the NFI’s campaign of the same name and now features video testimony from every part of the seafood workforce to explore the reality of tariffs on American jobs. The site will be regularly updated with new videos looking at why both importers and exporters fear the effect of these trade policies, said NFI.

“To understand the negative impact these tariffs will have on American workers you have to go see them, you have to talk to them, you have to hear their concerns,” said NFI president John Connelly. “We’re bringing those stories to policy makers so they understand; this is not a theoretical, economic chess game. These tariffs have the potential to do a lot of harm to the seafood community and that community’s jobs are right here in the U.S.”

The NFI explained US waters are fished to their sustainable yield and to feed Americans the seafood community must source seafood from countries around the globe, even as US harvesters use global markets to sell their catch.

It added: “What’s more, the raw product, that

 

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Theme(s): Post Harvest Technology and Trade.

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