West Coast prawn market still strengthening Published: 29 August, 2006
The Scottish langoustine sector is showing no signs of falling back
THE West of Scotland prawn market is still strengthening with one prediction today that the tails market could reach £30 a stone before the end of this year.
The Scottish langoustine sector is in fact showing no signs of falling back and the whole and tails market prices are undoubtedly converging, with whole already at around £30 a stone.
One West Coast source said today that the market was “strengthening” and he added: “At this rate, tails could reach £30 a stone before the end of 2006.”
He addeed that the whole prawn market had never come back since Christmas and the tails’ performance was surprising for this time of year.
Tails are already at around £26-£27 a stone on the West Coast and the price performance is a sign of an extremely buoyant home scampi market.
However the prediction is still is that the West Coast prawn quota will not be caught this year.
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