Shrimp shortage impacts Fla. restaurants

A South Florida restaurant staple could soon be out of reach for some customers as the price of shrimp continues to skyrocket throughout global markets.

The average price of the crustacean, according to the Urner Barry White Shrimp Index, was USD 6.10 (EUR 4.62) on Tuesday. Three months prior, the price hovered just above USD 4.70 (EUR 3.56) in June.

The news is grim for shrimp lovers like Stan Komitor of Jupiter.

“I love shrimp, especially in a pasta. That's why I ordered it,” said Komitor while eating a shrimp dish at PB Catch in Palm Beach.

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