The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) told IntraFish the US seafood industry is facing job losses, which will cause knock-on effects for businesses and communities beyond the sector, because of the escalating trade war with China.

This comes as China threatens $60 billion (€51.7 billion) worth of tariffs on US products, including smoked salmon and fish oil.

China's latest threat follows two days after US President Donald Trump said his administration would consider raising the rate of tariffs it has already proposed on $200 billion (€172.5