Prawn prices set to soar due to import ban

Colin Bettles
Updated October 25 2018 - 12:51pm, first published January 11 2017 - 9:13am
John Fragopoulos - the managing director of FishCo Fish Market in Canberra - says the ban on raw green imports hurts the local market and lifts consumer prices.
John Fragopoulos - the managing director of FishCo Fish Market in Canberra - says the ban on raw green imports hurts the local market and lifts consumer prices.

Prawn farmers have welcomed last week’s sudden suspension on green prawn imports by Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, but as the industry adjusts, many question whether it was an overdue call.

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Colin Bettles

Colin Bettles

Canberra Bureau Chief

Has been the Canberra Bureau Chief for Fairfax Agricultural Media since 2010 - survived the hung parliament - former media manager at Western Australian Cricket Association now covering national agricultural and rural issues in federal politics.

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