President Donald Trump’s administration is moving to protect albinos in its seafood stockpile, including some prized by tourists who want to capture the rarest species.
Trump’s Department of Commerce has approved a permit allowing a shrimp processor to export shrimp from Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi to the United States, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
The shrimp were caught at the Louisiana port of Baton Rouge, which has a capacity of more than 10 million pounds.
The company plans to export the shrimp to Japan, Australia, South Korea and New Zealand, according to the Associated Statesman-Record newspaper.
Trump, who has long claimed to have killed or captured albins, has not commented on the new permits.
He has called for a moratorium on the importation of all shrimp from the United State, but has not released any further details about his plan.