Statement From Secretary of Commerce: Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Statement From Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump’s Signing of the Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth

America is an ocean nation with the laws, the resources, the tools, and the expertise to be a seafood superpower. Unfortunately and unnecessarily, our country overwhelmingly relies on imports to meet our seafood demands. Today, President Trump took bold action to secure America’s place as a seafood superpower by removing unnecessary regulations that restrict our seafood industry. This action allows for job creation that will put Americans back to work while prioritizing delivery of safe, sustainable, and healthy food on American tables.

Thank you to President Trump for your leadership on this and for putting American fishermen first.

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