It's been a few weeks since the United States initiated trade sanctions on Russia, which is a major supplier of the seafood consumed in America.
Unfortunately, it is often produced with little regard for the natural environment and at the detriment of Alaska fishermen. Unregulated imports undercut the fisheries conservation strategies that are mandated into Alaska’s state constitution and upheld by hundreds of individual small-boat fishermen committed to the stewardship of a healthy ocean.
- In 2014, Russia issued trade sanctions that ban the import of any American seafood.
- Since 2014, several billion dollars worth of Russian seafood has been purchased and imported into the US.
- In 2021 alone, Americans ate 108 million pounds of seafood imported from Russia, valued at over $1.2 billion.
- On March 25th, a US initiated seafood embargo will cease the import of any Russian seafood into America.
- Seafood Prices in America are up by 17% in the last 12 months, up 6+% since December.
- Drastic fuel price increases are causing shipping rates to spike.
Good grief, I think you get the point.
Basically, in the US, there will be less seafood available and it will cost more. Delivery companies will raise their rates as well.
But there is good news.
Unlike the gas stations near you, we are not raising prices in anticipation of increased production costs. When they arrive we’ll make adjustments.
Our advice, Carpe Diem. Seize the day!
Now is a great time to stock up on nutritionally rich seafood. Our individual portions make it fast and easy to prepare a meal you can feel good about.