Coronavirus impacts US West Coast seafood exports

Published on
February 20, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has severely disrupted seafood exports from fisheries on the U.S. West Coast to China. Washington state exports some USD 150 million (EUR 138.87 million) worth of seafood to China every year, according to the Washington Council on International Trade. American companies also send seafood to China for processing because labor is significantly cheaper. “Anytime you go and buy [a fish] filet from Alaska, there’s a good chance that filet was de-boned and filleted in China…
Reporting from Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

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