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June 28, 2013

United States

Louisiana—Prices for Wild-Caught Shrimp Soar


Prices of Gulf of Mexico brown shrimp are rising rapidly because of the shortage of farmed shrimp from Asia caused by the EMS/APHNS epidemic.


Randy Pearce, owner of processing company Doran Seafood in Independence, Louisiana, said, “The pricing is the highest I have seen in six years.”  Prices for some sizes are $1.00 per pound higher than last season.  According to Pearce, many buyers are switching to smaller shrimp to save money.


Source:  Editor, Sean Murphy (  Gulf Shrimp Prices Soar on Disease Scare, CVDsChristine Blank.  June 26, 2013.


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