U.S. mulls support for Japan scallop business hit by China import ban

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The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo is considering working with the Japanese government to support scallop businesses hit by China's ban on Japanese seafood imports in the wake of the discharge of treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, a U.S. government source said Friday. According to the source, Chinese sorting and packing houses processed over $100 million of Japanese scallops for the U.S. market last year, but China's seafood ban is forcing Japanese scallop producers to find alternate processors. The U.S. Embassy is "in touch with Japanese fisheries officials to d...

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