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Washington, DC—First Half Shrimp Imports Set Record

 

The USA is importing more shrimp than ever before, with shipments in the first half of 2017 jumping to 286,090 metric tons, the most in 45 years, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Half the shrimp comes from India and Indonesia, where the majority of shrimp are farm raised, making them cheaper than wild-caught domestic shrimp.

 

   

 

Source: Bloomberg.com.  U.S. Shrimp Imports Jump to Record as Asian Supply Swells.  Sydney Maki.  August 8, 2017.

 

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