George J. Flick, Jr.

The United States imports approximately two-thirds of its seafood and is one of the largest seafood-importing nations in the world. Domestic seafood imports are approximately 9.3 billion per year, while exports are 2.8 billion. Nearly all our wild fisheries are either fully exploited or overexploited. 

Numerous news reports on the commercial fish and shellfish industry have appeared in recent years, most of them concerning harvest quotas, restricted or closed fishing grounds, and offers of govern…

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