Category: Crawfish Aquaculture

Crawfish housing market on the rise

If you live in Louisiana, you’ve probably seen a crawfish house. A crawfish house is a pile of dried mud erupting from the ground. It resembles a chimney. For most Cajuns, these crawfish houses represent everything that is good and…

How to catch crawfish in 10 easy steps

Get a piece of string. Tie chicken leg to string. (It’s not necessary for the chicken to be alive). Find a bayou, ditch or pond. Stand on the bank of the bayou, ditch or pond. Cast the chicken leg tied…

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 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…

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Crawfish Report coffee cups make excellent gifts.

Crawfish Report coffee cups make excellent gifts.

You put a CRAWFISH on what? Get the Crawfish Report’s “Vetruvian Crawfish” logo on your t-shirt, your coffee cup and your baby!

No fresh crawfish tailmeat? Say it ain’t so!!!!

If you’ve read Sam Irwin’s Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, you know that there are all sorts of issues that affect crawfish availability and pricing. In order for live crawfish prices to go down, producers need…

Be careful what you ask for … Louisiana crawfish will whip Maryland crawfish anyday

The Louisiana red swamp crawfish is a bit of a bully… it’s what’s known as a “keystone” species. That means if our tough Procambarus clarkii is introduced into another eco-system, it will run off the native species. That’s what’s behind…

Age is just a number? 200 million years old is the new 100 million!

Happy Birthday, Cajun Crustacean! You’re 200 million years old, give or take a few millennium.Louisiana’s commercial species of crawfish, the red swamp crawfish (Procambarus clarkii) and the white river crawfish (Procambarus zonangulus) must be plenty smart little animals to have…