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Seafood Industry / Shrimp Wars #715630

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 29, 2002
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Darien, Georgia: Don Teague) Competition from overseas for American shrimpers featured; details given about US shrimpers’ claims that Asian producers are violating US trade laws by “dumping,” or selling for less than the cost of production; scenes shown of Chinese farmers harvesting shrimp. [Georgia shrimper Howell BOONE‡- says Asian shrimpers can destroy the US shrimp industry in one more year.] [Shrimp boat crewmember Thomas GILLIS†- says the other countries are dumping on us.] [Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson ZHANG Qiyue† {thru translator} – says China has always opposed dumping.] [Senator John BREAUX†- says they are flooding the US market because they’ve been kicked out of Europe & Canada.] Breaux’s campaign to strengthen inspections & impose tariffs on imported shrimp noted.

Seigenthaler, John;
Teague, Don

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