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Shrimp prices could impact restaurants’ holiday season

High prices will persist for this favorite seasonal item

The high price of shrimp will likely put a damper on restaurant profits this holiday season and into next year.

Shrimp prices have skyrocketed this year, primarily due to a disease that has hampered production among farm-raised shrimp suppliers in Asia, which are among the world’s largest producers. Known as Early Mortality Syndrome, or EMS, the disease first cropped up among shrimp producers in China in 2009, and has since spread to producers in Thailand and Vietnam.

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