Lobster Dealers, Processors Say They Were Left Out Of Federal Aid Deal — And Some Blame Politics
A federal award of some $50 million to Maine lobstermen to compensate for losses created by the U.S. trade war with China is upsetting live lobster dealers and processors who were left out of the equation. Even some lobstermen are questioning the formula — and some observers see one key motivation behind the decision: presidential politics.
Over the course of the tariff tit-for-tats between the United States and the Chinese since 2017, the value of U.S. lobster exports to China dropped precipitously...
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