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US Seafood Suppliers Face Import Bottlenecks

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I don’t usually think of seafood as artery-clogging but right now the pathways of America’s seafood industry are being blocked at seaports by import bottlenecks. According to this report at the Wall street Journal, seafood imports are flooding ports faster than workforces diminished by Covid-19 can handle the work. Thus giving the American seafood industry backlogs of frozen fish on ships and docks in places like California and New Jersey. Moreover, freezers in key port cities are also filling up. Frequently, this meansĀ  seafood with nowhere to go once it is unloaded. Importers shuttle fish between warehouses or across longer distances to find cold storage in order to compensate. What this means for us as consumers is higher seafood prices. Read the rest of the story for more information.