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Geoduck Harvesters Impacted by Tariffs Offered Refunds

July 9, 2018

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering financial relief to eight geoduck harvesting companies who successfully bid to harvest wild geoduck from state-owned aquatic lands. This effort is in response to China’s announcement of 25% tariffs on American seafood products including geoduck. Money generated from the DNR geoduck harvest auctions is used to restore and enhance Washington’s aquatic lands.

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