Buy Local

I am a bit confused as to how the prices of things are set.  I obviously grow my own vegetables, but am a little slack in the livestock, fish and fowl.  I look for volume prices, but a recent event has me looking for answers.

I am a North Carolina resident, and we have great seafood.  I live a few hours from the coast, which is a huge departure from my growing up in Salem, MA.  However, I search for fresh seafood, and wish to support our NC fisherman, as I used to support our MA ones.

Ok…so why are Argentinian shrimp almost half the price of our native NC shrimp? Really???  I would love some response on this, as shrimp is something I use a lot in my recipes.