Although more than 90% of the shrimp consumed in the United States is imported, the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is already having a significant impact on wholesale shrimp prices throughout the seafood industry. The price of wild shrimp caught in the Gulf has risen about 63% since the spill began closing off large areas of the Gulf to commercial fishing, according to a report in the Financial Times. And, prices for imported white shrimp have risen more than 17% ...
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