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#3324773 - 08/16/13 09:55 AM Shrimp shortage leads to record high prices
BamaProud
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Shrimp prices are skyrocketing to all-time highs, amid a disease that's plaguing the three largest prawn producers: Thailand, China and Vietnam. White shrimp prices are nearing $6 a pound, up 56% from a year ago, according to an Urner Barry index.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/16/news/economy/shrimp-prices/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

...glad I stocked up...but I'll pass on the ones from Thailand, China and Vietnam anyway.
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#3324795 - 08/16/13 10:33 AM Re: Shrimp shortage leads to record high prices [Re: BamaProud]
JC5810
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 Originally Posted By: BamaProud

...but I'll pass on the ones from Thailand, China and Vietnam anyway.


Amen to that! I'll never eat anything out of those waters.
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#3324832 - 08/16/13 11:12 AM Re: Shrimp shortage leads to record high prices [Re: JC5810]
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Yeah, no kidding.
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#3324860 - 08/16/13 11:53 AM Re: Shrimp shortage leads to record high prices [Re: TAFKAP]
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Headed to red lobster tomorrow.shrimp fest is going on lol
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#3329590 - 08/20/13 05:53 PM Re: Shrimp shortage leads to record high prices [Re: mike243]
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We had four pounds of gulf shrimp (Apalachicola) last night. MMMMMmmmmmmmm......
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#3331501 - 08/22/13 08:32 AM Re: Shrimp shortage leads to record high prices [Re: BMan]
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I guess I have to tell my parents to bring some up next time they are in town.
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#3336844 - 08/26/13 04:54 PM Re: Shrimp shortage leads to record high prices [Re: Bayou Buck]
DaveB
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If you spent any time in Vietnam you would absolutely never ever ever eat anything from there. I have seen them drop a load right in the rice paddy, like it was no big deal. You can say they've changed. Yeah. Keep on believing that.
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