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Live shrimp sales in niche markets provide an important avenue to obtain high profit margins for the domestic shrimp farmer. As consumer demand and the marketplace develops capacity for the supply of live shrimp, the price conditions will shift, providing a competitive supply for specific markets. Figure 1 represents a live seafood market display.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
March 28, 2017