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    Imported Seafood Vital to U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

    Jeff Thornton has worked at High Liner Foods in New Hampshire for nearly 4 decades. He’s the maintenance supervisor of the plant, which a leading processor of value-added frozen fish and seafood...

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    American Seafood Jobs Fueled by Imported Seafood

    Kim Gorton is the 3rd-generation CEO of her family’s company, Slade Gorton & Co., Inc based in Boston. She started her career working in the loading dock and cash sales office, and years later b...

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    U.S. Seafood Success-Story Requires Global Sourcing

    Bill LeBlanc has been in the seafood industry 36 years. He talks about the importance of imported seafood and the life of a seafood sales job, which he likens to a seafood stock broker. His company im...

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    Maine Lobster Business Thrives on Access to Global Markets

    Greenhead Lobster is a family owned business that focuses on one product: wild-caught fresh Stonington, Maine lobster. Owner Hugh Reynolds oversees every aspect of his operation from his Stonington, M...

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    Cold Storage Worker Discusses Global Sourcing

    Cody McCann is a shipping coordinator at Preferred Freezer Services in their Boston facility. Imported seafood makes up a large amount of the seafood that comes into the cold storage plant. If importe...

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    Women-Owned Business in ME Depends on Healthy Seafood Trade

    Jenni Steele and Susan Oliver own Island Fishing Gear and Napa Auto Parts in Stonington, ME. Over 90% of their customers are in some way related to the seafood industry, primarily lobstermen and women...

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    Tariffs Increasing Business Costs Bad for U.S. Fishermen

    Carla Guenther, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. Educated in oceanography, ecology, and anthropology, Carla approaches fisheries management with a focus on fishing...

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    Rural Entrepreneur Talks Jobs in Maine

    Megan Wood is the co-founder of 44 North Coffee, based on a small island off the coast of Maine. With two locations, 44 North Coffee has become a staple in the community. What does coffee have to do w...

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    Rodolfo Alvarez’s Job in Boston, MA Relies on Global Seafood

    Rodolfo began working at Slade Gorton & Co., Inc. right after high school. Now, he’s the plant manager at the Boston facility. A majority of the fish that comes in to his plant is sourced fr...

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    Long-time Seafood Plant Employee Talks Jobs in NH

    Jim Cercone is the Manufacturing Manager at High Liner Foods in Portsmouth, NH. He’s worked there for an impressive 35 years. In that time, he’s realized the importance of having access to...

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    Iconic DC Restaurant Relies on Global Seafood

    Bart Farrell is the VP of Food and Beverage for Clyde’s Restaurant Group in the Washington, DC area. He describes how sourcing seafood from all over the world is great for the menu, and the jobs...

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    Seafood Industry Veteran in Portland, ME Talks Trade

    George Parr is the co-founder of Upstream Trucking in Portland, ME. He’s been in the seafood industry since 1976. His business sources and sells seafood to many major restaurants in the Portland...

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    Matt Burke of Quincy, MA Talks Tariffs

    Matt is an owner of Burke’s Seafood; a 3rd generation, family-owned seafood market and restaurant in North Quincy, MA. Since 1979, the Burke family has served local seafood from the Boston area,...

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    Jack Lombard of Portland, ME talks Seafood Sourcing

    Jack is the CEO of Browne Trading Company, a supplier of fine caviar, fresh fish, shellfish, and smoked seafood to elite restaurants and home kitchens across the United States. Browne Trading sources ...

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    Food Safety Expert Talks Global Seafood Supply

    Bob LaFreniere has worked in product development and quality assurance in the seafood industry for 25 years. At Slade Gorton & Co., Inc., he manages a team that monitors the quality of fish receiv...

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    Seafood trade fuels American jobs. Hundreds of thousands of American families depend on seafood trade, both imports and exports. Tariffs threaten those jobs. Watch the videos on this page to find out more.