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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:44 PM

Maine Lobster Industry Deals With New Tariffs From China

http://mainepublic.org/post/maine-lobster-industry-deals-new-tariffs-china#stream/0

Some Maine lobster dealers who have seen sales to China shoot up over the last decade are now suddenly shut out.

Late last week, China more than doubled tariffs on lobster from U.S. sources as part of the emerging trade war between the two countries. But the lobster industry as a whole, and lobstermen in particular, are trying to take it all in stride.

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"This is instant pain,” says Steph Nadeau, chief salesperson and co-owner of the business and Marceau's wife, “A hand grenade. It's not going to be good."

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"I sell 50 percent of my lobsters to mainland China,” says Nadeau. “The last order I shipped was last Tuesday... We might live through this fall. We won't live through this winter."

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jpak Jul 11 OP
exboyfil Jul 11 #1
eShirl Jul 11 #6
mitch96 Jul 11 #11
asiliveandbreathe Jul 11 #2
Iliyah Jul 11 #3
paleotn Jul 11 #4
BigmanPigman Jul 11 #5
workinclasszero Jul 11 #7
Yavin4 Jul 11 #8
OnDoutside Jul 11 #9
Blues Heron Jul 11 #10

Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:46 PM

1. All you can eat Lobster Fest

coming up.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:24 PM

6. Rockland, August 1-5

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Response to eShirl (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:16 PM

11. Aw, Crap....

I'm going to be in Maine on Aug 6......... just missed it...
Maybe with all this "winning" I can make a soybean and lobster salad??


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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:48 PM

2. Maine Lobster you say....what I miss most...since retiring to AZ -

Maine lobster and WHOLE clams.....ship to AZ..problem solved....

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:50 PM

3. Looks like China will be the number one trader

and will not accept goods nor trade goods to the USA . . . except for Ivanka's cheap clothing line and of course t-rump's "American Flags".

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:50 PM

4. Boon for Nova Scotia lobster industry

Oooops. So much "winning"!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:53 PM

5. The prices for a live one has been $12 a pound

at my local lobster store for about a year. Before that they were about $9 when there were too many and they practically have them away in New England if you bought a full tank of gas.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:28 PM

7. Womp womp...thoughts and prayers

Sorry for any Democrats that have to pay for Dotards trade war

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:28 PM

8. Betcha the lobsters are happy. n/t

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:43 PM

9. The truism that it's the economy, you moran, may have a lasting effect if they have to take the pain

and Trump doesn't win (which he won't).

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:08 PM

10. I'm guessing Hilary's support wasn't all that deep

Down at the docks?

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