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.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources: https://www.dnr.wa.gov/news/geoduck-tariffs-prompt-dnr-offer-refunds-harvesters