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Demand For Seafood Increases in Spokane Due to Oil Spill

SPOKANE, Wash. - The oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is already affecting the demand for seafood in Spokane. The price of shrimp, oysters and tuna are expected to rise.

Local restaurants and stores so far are not raising their prices, but many local stores are stocking up on shrimp before the prices go up.

Northstar Seafoods, a seafood supplier in Airway Heights, says they're seeing a rise in demand as supply is expected to go down, which could be sooner than later.

Owner Phil Lanzone says restaurants and grocery stores are ordering more shrimp, oysters and tuna than usual in reaction to the possibility of a price hike.

Even though most local suppliers do not order their shrimp from the gulf, the oil leak is affecting the market across the world, even here in Eastern Washington.

*This web story was filed by Kevin Randall

 
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