By Cliff White, Executive Editor
Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Since his swearing-in less than two weeks ago, United States President Donald Trump has not been afraid to act quickly and boldly – some might argue rashly – to make good on promises he made during his campaign.
The seafood industry already has much to digest in its analysis of how Trump’s policies will affect its bottom line. Many of Trump’s early moves have represented sharp deviations from American policy over previous decades, especially in regard to trade. Trump has hinted that he will also loosen environmental regulations with the intent of boosting domestic natural resource extraction.
With so many presidential actions in such quick succession, it’s easy to lose sight of how any one of them has the potential to change the seafood industry. Here's a list of five of the most important of Trump’s policy moves – both executed and proposed – and an examination of how they will impact the world of seafood, with an emphasis on U.S. industry: