Posted: Aug 30, 2013 10:40 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 10:40 AM
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.