Domestic shrimp price drops below imports

The typical $0.40 to $0.60 per pound premium on domestics — which had risen to $3 last year at this time — has not only completely collapsed but also reversed itself, price quotes from sources reveal. A price sheet form a major US shrimp distributor lists imported vannamei at $6.15/lb. for 16-20 per pound count, raw, peeled and deveined, tail-off product. Meanwhile, a US-based shrimp distributor is currently selling Gulf of Mexico shrimp with identical specifications at $5/lb, the distributor, speaking on condition of anonymity. Read the rest here 12:57

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