Alaska Fish Factor
Trump’s trade war with China hitting Alaska coming and going with more seafood tariffs
August 30, 2018
More seafood tariffs in Trump’s trade war with China are hitting Alaska coming and going.
On July 6 the first 25 percent tax went into effect on more than 170 U.S. seafood products going to China. On August 23, more items were added to the list, including fish meal from Alaska.
“As of right now, nearly every species and product from Alaska is on that list of tariffs,” said Garrett Evridge, a fisheries economist with the McDowell Group.
Alaska produces more than 70,000 metric tons of fish meal per year (about 155 million pounds), mostly made from pollock trimmings, with salmon a d...