Alabama Catfish Farmers See Tariffs As Fair Trade

With Alabama catfish farmers, free trade is not an unquestioned principle, as with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or the National Fisheries Institute. Black Belt producers say “free” trade has been an unleveled playing field of unenforced safety standards and dumping practices.

Townsend Kyser on his Hale County catfish farm. Photos by Art Meripol The U.S. is involved in a number of free trade agreements in an effort to spread our exports abroad without tariffs or other obstructions. However, American catfish farmers have found that free trade has introduced free radicals into their…

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