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How Wisconsin's fish industry could be impacted by the Ukraine invasion


If you enjoy a fish fry on Friday nights, it’s possible the fish you eat comes from Russia.

'Whitefish' species like Cod, Haddock, and Pollock are some of the more popular fish species served on Friday night fish fries.

But about half the world's supply of those fish is grown and harvested in Russia.

King and Snow Crab are other major Russian food exports.

Ron Rogness, a consultant in the seafood industry, says Russian food exports haven’t been banned in the U.S., but if that happens, prices would climb as stores and restaurants figure out where else to purchase fish.

He says if consumers want to avoid Russian seafood, they should look for fish from Alaska or Iceland.

He says most fish from China or other Asian countries were likely harvested in Russia.

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