25% Tariff on Lobsters to China

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  1. Eastporter

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    It will be interesting to see what happens with bluefin tuna, but it's probably on the same path. Maybe much worse for that fishery as it seems to solely rely on overseas buyers to pay the premium prices in the first place.
     
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    There are plenty of US buyers for the bluefin Caught in the US. Not only the thousands sushi places, but it seems most high end steak houses now serve sushi as well. Don’t believe the hype about shipping your fish.
     
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    It's always about "the poor farmers" and never about "the bankrupt fishermen". :rolleyes:

    Lobster Mike was on the local news last night!
     
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    The only good news I saw from this was at the local supermarket this week. The boss and I went food shopping the other night and she wanted to buy some lobster. They advertised US and Canada caught lobster and the Canadian lobster was $2 more per pound and not being purchased per the deli clerk :)
     
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    Reminds me of back in the 90s when everyone was pushed to buy USA, we have gotten away from that. Think we need to remember to be loyal to USA produced goods during this time....
     
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    Amen Regman99, I work in the automotive industry and there was a time when I was visiting Detroit where the import vehicles had to park way out in a remote lot. We are now in a wake up situation once again and should be cognizant of what we purchase; I have only owned a GM or Ford truck from day one!
     
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    I’m guessing the tariff on Maine lobsters won’t really show until hard shell season gets into full swing this winter, I don’t fish them. Just guessing. Soft shell lobsters don’t ship well. Hopefully this spat will be resolved by then.
     
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    Not to be argumentative, but Toyota Tundras are built in San Antonio Texas by Americans and the parts mostly from Canada, the US, and Japan.

    The US market trucks are sourced from Mexico. It varies from year to year, but some years Toyota’s are more American than GMC Or Ford.

    I am coming from a GMC so I have no bias. I want a vehicle or anything for that matter that is quality made. Usually that means products made in the US so that is what I will buy.

    When American companies understand that we will all be better off and reduce the crap that comes from China.
     
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    A bunch of GMC pickup trucks from Mexico in Davisville.
     

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    The current trade war in "mainly" between US and China, so hopefully it does not spill over to far into Japan/US trade. Yes, there is a domestic market for bluefin, but let's face it, the domestic pricing we are getting isn't as strong as the Japan pricing....our domestic fish have gotten 5-7 max this year.... thankfully, I don't make my living tuna fishing.
     
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    Boy that dosn't look like Davisville when i was there. 57 t0 58, Stationed on the Tarawa on Quonsett Pt.
     
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    That is pier 2 Davisville. Any pictures to compare. Is this your ship?
     

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    Yes that's either the Tarawa or the Wasp, (sister ships). I can't see the number on the superstructure. The Tarawa was CVS 40. We were on Pier 1 on the East side whenever we were in port. The Wasp had the West side. We would swap places about every 30 days. She would relieve us at sea and vise versa.
     
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    Ah, "The days of wooden ships and iron men" !! Yes the flight deck was Wood. :)
     
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    Upon further review I would say not the Tarawa or the Wasp. We had an open stern from the hanger deck up to the flight deck. Also didn't have an aft mast. Can't tell from the pic. what kind of aircraft those are, that would date the pic. We had AD's , S2F"s and copters.
     
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    IDK, I typed Tarawa into the internet that is what came up.
     
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