“China is a major source of finished fish fillets. Many are ‘reprocessed’ with raw materials from USA fishing industry. An increased cost to the end user is likely to slow consumption of fish thereby hurting our domestic fishing industry. Aquaculture from China puts inexpensive but high quality fish protein in reach of American consumers. It is well known that the medical community recommends seafood consumption as a matter of healthy lifestyle. Reduced consumption related to increased price works against this common medical advise. Closer to home, our company employs 11 full time American employees as has been an employer in our area for over 30 years. A tariff that decreases our volume, puts these jobs in jeopardy.”