LSUAfro LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Aug 2005 10493 posts
(Posted on 11/5/13 at 8:12 pm)
I know some of you deal with some of the shrimp boat captains in SELA, but they seem higher than usual for this time of year. I've hit a couple docks in the dulac and lafitte area and still don't find good prices for the >30 counts. Any info on higher than normal prices or am I just wrong?
CHEDBALLZ New Orleans Saints Fan South Central LA Member since Dec 2009 5274 posts
re: Shrimp prices... (Posted on 11/5/13 at 8:54 pm to Tigerpaw123)
They are higher.
I bought some 31-35s- 36-40s for $2#. 2 days later I called my troller buddy to get more and he said he had to go up on his price to $2.75 because the dock went up. 20 years ago shrimp that size were $3#. As a consumer its not good but it is good for all my shrimping buddies.
re: Shrimp prices... (Posted on 11/5/13 at 9:03 pm to LSUAfro)
Increased demand in domestic shrimp due to a decrease in foreign supply. Below average season is also aiding the inflated prices, especially at such a crucial time in the year with holidays around the corner.