National Fisherman


SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A shortage of imported shrimp into the U.S. is making for some high prices on the crustaceans, and some fish markets in Shreveport are feeling the pinch.
 
"The prices for shrimp are constantly going up," said 20/20 Seafood Manager Frank Datcher.
 
Datcher said his market used to buy shrimp for around $10 a pound, but now the going rate is $13. Despite the increase, the restaurant has not raised prices.
 
"They get used to one price, and when they see the prices rising they seem to want to stop coming," Datcher said of customers.
 
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Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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