Seafood packers struggle with shrimp shortage – Gulf shrimp proving to be hard to come by this year

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Seafood Lover owner Steve Edwards is determined not to raise his shrimp prices — at least for now — despite a lag in supply this season. Edwards has been primarily buying shrimp from three boats in the area for the past 30 years. He knows the shrimpers’ costs are up and their catches down, he said. continued