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Prawn prices skyrocket this Christmas amid crippling drought

Prawns will cost Australians more this summer as Christmas prices are set to reach $50 a kilo.

Jumbo prawns could cost as much as $60kg if they have been shelled and their heads ripped off.

Professional Fishermen’s Association CEO Tricia Beatty tells Natalie Peters and Erin Molan prices often go up at Christmas time but the lack of rain has had it’s effects.

“We haven’t had much rain these days and it does impact on the health of our fisheries productivity.

“NSW is suffering drought more so than other states, so we are getting impacted pretty badly in NSW.”

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Natalie Peters & Erin Molan