Chinese Central Television interviews Wahle about tariff impacts on Maine lobster

China Central Television (CCTV) spoke with Richard Wahle, a professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and director of UMaine’s Lobster Institute, for a report about tariff impacts on Maine’s lobster industry. Wahle said lobster is a very valuable fishery to Maine, and the most valuable single-species fishery in the nation. “The tariffs are really throwing this industry for a loop,” he said. “[They’re] causing our industry not only to be at a competitive disadvantage, but now to move facilities and jobs into Canada. And it gets worse because the counter-tariffs that China imposes on things like steel impact our trap-building industry.”