Shrimp: KPEL News Junkies Cafe
The seafood industry is arguably one of the most important contributors to the Louisiana economy, but according to Chef Pat Mould, who joined "Nathan & Bernie in the Morning," more than 90 percent of shrimp is imported from outside the United States.
But prices on these imported shrimp are on their way up because of an infection that is plaguing the current harvest from Asia, resulting in a decrease in income for some restaurant chains. This has also resulted in higher prices for local shrimp because of the demand.
As far as why the U.S. continues to import shrimp at such a high level, Mould said, "Price. They're cheaper. There's no ifs, ands, or buts about it."
To listen to the full interview with Mould, click on the 'Play' button below.