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.
Tacoma Weekly: https://tacomaweekly.com/daily-mash-up/dnr-to-offer-refunds-to-geoduck-harvesters-over-tariffs/
King 5 News: https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/chinese-tariffs-could-impact-geoduck-harvest-in-washington/281-569339074
Washington State Department of Natural Resources: https://www.dnr.wa.gov/news/geoduck-tariffs-prompt-dnr-offer-refunds-harvesters