Press Herald quotes Stoll in article on lobster tariff

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Joshua Stoll, a research professor in marine sciences at the University of Maine, for an article on the impact that China’s proposed tariff on U.S. lobster could have on Maine. The 25 percent tariff would drive down prices of U.S. lobster, affecting everyone connected to the industry — which in Maine is a significant part of the population, the Press Herald reports. Stoll cautioned that the Chinese lobster market can be unpredictable, using the example of the Norwegian Nobel Committee giving the Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissident, in 2010, which was followed by the collapse of Norway’s share of the Chinese salmon market. Stoll said the same thing could happen in the United States, reducing prices on lobster and negatively impacting Maine residents. The Keene Sentinel published the Press Herald article.