A plate of prawns could soon cost A$100+ thanks to new import laws on raw prawn meat. Put simply, the new laws will bring in new food safety standards for imported raw prawn meat which will drive up the demand for locally caught and produced prawns.

The writer of the article compares the situation to what happened with bananas last year but with the chilling footnote, “The problem for us prawn aficionados is that it won’t be temporary.” Yoiks.

Put on your travelling shoes and come to Japan. Prawns will still be cheap here!