As many feared, the US seafood industry is now in line to become collateral damage in a simmering trade war between the United States and China.

Friday was filled with punches and counter punches.

The day started with the Trump administration announcing plans to slap a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion (€43 billion) of Chinese goods.

Shrimp, crayfish and other seafood imports were not, however, part of Trump's expanded tariff list, despite pressure from US shrimp and crayfish producers and elected officials to include the items in the list of of more than 1,100 products..