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Politicians say they will help foreign fishers

Sophie Cocke
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Associated press / March

A man unloads fish from a U.S. fishing vessel, the Sea Dragon, at Pier 38 in Honolulu. Americans buying Hawaiian seafood are almost certainly eating fish caught by foreign workers hired through a U.S. government loophole that allows them jobs but exempts them from most basic workplace protections. They account for nearly all of the crew in a fleet of about 140 ships.