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Shrimp prices are up, lobster down


Eau Claire (WQOW) - You may notice soon your shrimp scampi has a heftier cost. Shrimp prices are soaring because of a disease that's hit prawn producers in Thailand, China and Vietnam.

White shrimp prices are up more than 50 percent from a year ago. Shrimp are selling for nearly $6 a pound, according to an index measure.

That has analysts expecting consumption to drop. But another crustacean could fill the void.   Lobster prices have dropped. The average lobster tail is selling at its lowest price in 11 years.

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