The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Monday it's purchasing $470 million (€430.1 million) for nutrition assistance programs, a move that will be a boon for US seafood companies.
Catfish, Alaska pollock, and Atlantic pollock, haddock and redfish altogether are receiving $70 million (€64.2 million) as part of the total purchases.
The breakdown for each category is:
- Catfish products: $30 million (€27.5 million)
- Haddock, pollock, redfish (Atlantic): $20 million (€18.3 million)
- Alaska pollock: $20 million (€18.3 million)
The food purchases will occur in the third quarter of this year, according to the USDA.