“Shrimpers are getting roughly half of what they were last year for their catch, which is creating both an economic problem and a health issue,” said Tony Reisinger, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for coastal and marine resources in Cameron County. Mr Reisinger said a flood of farm-raised shrimp from foreign countries is driving down the price of wild-caught Gulf of Mexico shrimp, causing a far-reaching negative economic impact. “Lower shrimp prices due to imports are a big problem not only here in Cameron County in South Texas, it’s also having an impact throughout the Gulf Coast region and the southeastern US,” he said.
US – Wholesale shrimp prices are falling due to cheaper foreign imports that marine experts say could be harmful to human health.
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