Category: Aquaculture

The Flood of 2016

Venerable Crawfish here. While it is too late for this map to be of service to anyone during the harrowing Amite River Flood of 2016, perhaps this 100-year-flood zone map may be of use to folks in the future. It…

‘Tis the season for CRAWFISH!

Dr. Greg Lutz, a top crawfish researcher for the LSU AgCenter, reports that it’s a bit too early to tell how good the crawfish season will be despite early reports that crawfish were coming out of the ponds and onto…

Crawfish: Give me air!

LAKE CHARLES, La. – With crawfish season starting, experts with the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant offered advice Tuesday (Dec. 15) for producers to improve their harvests. Two dozen producers attended the event at the Calcasieu Parish AgCenter extension…

Crawfish in the Capital City? Capital City Crawfish

Have you noticed? We haven’t had any cold wintry weather down in south Louisiana this year and that means the crawfish are moving. That’s right the crawfish are moving right into Farmer Boudreaux’s crawfish traps and Capital City Crawfish is…

Crawfish peelers trickling into state

Crawfish Report has reported several times this year that Louisiana crawfish peeling labor to produce crawfish tailmeat for restaurants and everyday consumers has been in short supply in 2015 because of unsettled national labor issues.Without an outlet to process oversupply…

How much crawfish do we eat?

How many pounds of crawfish does it take to get a pound of peeled tail meat? How much crawfish do we Cajuns eat? Here’s the straight dope on those dopey little creatures that make us go crazy for crawfish. From…

The price of tea in China and the price of labor in the U.S.

Ever wonder why crawfish tail meat is expensive? In a word… labor. Crawfish peeling is not the most desirable job. Sam Irwin, author of Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, explains why the tiny town of Henderson…