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    Will we pay more for fish comming from the tsunami areas?

    I was just wondering if fish from these areas will cost more since the disaster?

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    i dont think so.
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    I wouldn't think so, it's not like the fish population declined and are more rare now. Besides, some does but most stuff doesn't really come from there. I saw on RC that the only thing more or less happening because of the event, is that there will be an expected downtime for the suppliers but they should be back up and running in 2 or 3 months.
    Imagine all those naturally fragged corals waiting to be harvested!!!!

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    Plus im sure the people over there are looking to make money
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    Whether they're looking to make money or not, it won't make a difference. As you know, this trade is strictly regulated and I don't think there could be possibilities of price gouging.

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    I bet you could just walk around the beach and pick up Frags! My LFS guy said that Some LR may take a hit for a few months but other then that everything sould be fine in another few weeks!
    :fish3:Piatchie:fish3:

    Why is it called "cargo" when it goes by ship, and "shipment" when it goes by car?

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    Well if i remember microeconomics well, If supply goes down, we will have a shift along the demand curve towards the left which means price will go up till we reach a new equilibrium(when business gets back up running normally)
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    That's only if supply goes down. Keep in mind that anyone in this industry may need a cash infusion to make repairs or what ever.

    There could be a product "dumping" to raise that cash which would have the opposite effect.

    Cheers!
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    Krugar is right, it can go both ways. But as I said "most" of the stuff doesn't come from the areas hit hard. I think stores will just go elsewhere if they start asking a crazy price. There was already talk of this on RC and some people who are in the know, were saying this.

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    Well didn't supply in those areas go down?
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