Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Max Baucus's Fish Sense - WSJ.com

Enter Mr. Baucus (D., Cattle, er, Montana), who fears a U.S. ban on Vietnamese pangasius would spur Hanoi into a retaliatory ban on U.S. beef. The pangasius industry is critical to the economy of the Mekong River region and employs thousands directly and indirectly. Meanwhile, Vietnam is the fifth-largest market for U.S. beef exports, worth $131 million last year.

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