Expert predicts abundant, affordable crawfish

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
23 January 2007, at 12:00am

LOUISIANA - Louisiana consumers begin looking forward to crawfish almost as soon as the holidays end. Some producers already are harvesting, and it looks like 2007 will be a good year for crawfish, according to an LSU AgCenter expert.

“There are some ponds that are already producing really well for this time of the year,” said LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist Dr. Greg Lutz, adding that a decent crop could mean good prices for consumers. “I think the typical consumer approach to crawfish is: Can I get it and can I afford it? And I think the answer to both of those questions will be ‘yes’ this year.”

What happens in the summer affects the outcome of the spring’s crawfish crop. Dry summers have devastated the crawfish industry in the past, but this summer stayed wet enough to encourage good survival and reproduction in the crawfish burrows.

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