February 13, 2020
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating the extent of illegal seafood imports into the country. Up to 90% of the seafood consumed in the US is imported and about 31%, or USD 23 billion of these products are considered illegally caught. The ITC’s investigation is expected to focus heavily on seafood imports from China. “China has been ranked worst among 152 coastal countries based on the prevalence of IUU fishing and the country’s response to it,” House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Richard Neal said.