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Fish Factor: Fishermen's relief funds welcomed as unfair trade deals drag on

 

September 24, 2020

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Alaska fishermen can increase their federal trade relief funds by adding higher poundage prices for 15 fish and shellfish species. While it's welcomed, the payouts are a band-aid on a bigger and ongoing problem.

Through December 14, fishermen can apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP) if their bottom line has been hurt by the Trump Administration's ongoing trade standoffs, primarily with China.

"STRP is part of a federal relief strategy to support fishermen and other producers while the administration continues to work on free, fair and reciprocal t...



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