Skyrocketing shrimp prices put squeeze on restaurants, stores
POSTED: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:44am
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Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; anyone who eats shrimp can't help noticing that the price has jumped around the past four years and is now sky high.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the price for headless Gulf of Mexico shrimp off the boat is $10.05 per pound for the largest shrimp category (15 shrimp per pound) in the Western Gulf, which includes Texas ports.