Senators urge fish import crackdown
By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 10 February, 2013
Mississippi Republican Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker have joined lawmakers from other catfish-producing states in calling on the Commerce Department to do more to stop a flood of imported fish products.?
?The senators, in a letter to acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank, urged her to enforce an antidumping order against frozen fillets from Vietnam. Senators from Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana also signed the letter.? ?
The senators say the Commerce Department’s inaction has resulted in a surge in the volume of low-priced imports.