Oil spill may send seafood prices up in Conn.

The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may have southwestern Connecticut residents paying more the next time they purchase seafood. New Wave Seafood

STAMFORD - The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may have southwestern Connecticut residents paying more the next time they purchase seafood. New Wave Seafood President Peter Vorvis says shrimp has gone up by as much as $1.50 per pound. Vorvis says he doesn?t suspect lack of supply, but believes the hike is due to price gauging. He says 20 percent of the nation's seafood comes from the Gulf. Vorvis says he doesn?t expect the oil spill to have a devastating effect on seafood prices, but is still hoping for a speedy recovery.

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