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Shrimp shortage driving up prices

3 years 8 months 4 weeks ago August 30, 2013 Aug 30, 2013 Friday, August 30 2013 August 30, 2013 9:40 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - A shortage in the global shrimp market is rapidly driving up local prices.

A disease which kills prawns has hit shrimp markets overseas, reducing the overall supply and driving up prices around the globe.

In July federal fisheries officials also predicted a below-average brown shrimp season for waters off Louisiana and Texas through the next year.

News 2's Rebecca Buchanan will have more on how shrimp lovers and retailers locally are dealing with the effects tonight.

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