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Cold winter puts damper on Louisiana seafood – Bad year expected

It’s going to be a tough year for Louisiana seafood. Crawfish are already off to a slow start in terms of size and availability, and some of the same conditions responsible for that crawling pace could play havoc on crabs, shrimp and oysters later this year. Experts are blaming the one harvesting variable humans can’t control — a long, cold winter. Read more here 06:38

Freezing temps put chill on early crawfish season

Last week’s frigid weather put a chill on a promising early crawfish season with retail prices jumping this week to highs of over $6 per pound. The colder water slows the maturity of emerging crawfish, according to Atchafalaya Basin fisherman Jodie Meche. The emerging crawfish shells do not harden during colder temperatures. Read [email protected]  10:04

Crawfish are a legacy of Louisiana

Throughout the history of south Louisiana crawfish were a highly sought-after food source. continue

Louisiana Crawfish Rebounds

The last two years for Louisiana’s crawfish industry has been difficult. From the BP oil spill to meager years caused by summer drought and winter cold, it has been a long haul. But last year’s wet summer and a relatively warm and wet winter this year are boosting the early crop for a season that normally peaks in late spring, in April and May. Read more here