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US ban on Guyana’s Catfish, Cuirass, Gilbacker and Hassar is “protectionist”- govt official

US ban on Guyana’s catfish species is “protectionist”

The United States’ (US) ban on catfish species from Guyana is a “big blow” to the local fishing industry, and is being deemed a protectionist barrier to allow the American fishing industry to flourish, a senior government official said.

Veterinary Public Health Director, Dr Ozaye Dodson  was quoted as saying by government’s Department of Public Information that the move by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a “protectionist measure” by that country’s public health system and the catfish farmers who have invested heavily to develop the industry.   Continue reading

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