SHRIMP VIRUS WILL NOT AFFECT PRICE: NFI

ARLINGTON, Va. -- A recent outbreak of a virus that rampaged through shrimp farms in south Texas will have no effect on the supply or price of shrimp in supermarkets, the National Fisheries Institute here confirmed.An estimated 70% of a shrimp crop that was expected to yield just over three million pounds (heads-off weight) was destroyed by the Taura syndrome virus, according to Bill Chauvin, president

ARLINGTON, Va. -- A recent outbreak of a virus that rampaged through shrimp farms in south Texas will have no effect on the supply or price of shrimp in supermarkets, the National Fisheries Institute here confirmed.

An estimated 70% of a shrimp crop that was expected to yield just over three million pounds (heads-off weight) was destroyed by the Taura syndrome virus, according to Bill Chauvin, president of Shrimp World Inc., New Orleans. That accounts for less than one-third of 1% of

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