Illegal crawfish import problems?

July 16, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana shrimp, crawfish and honey producers on Wednesday afternoon (July 16) detailed problems of illegal foreign imports, particularly Chinese companies that at times circumvent U.S. customs laws at a federal hearing in Washington D.C.…

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Capital Vintage Pin

Commemorative pins and pin-swapping are a recently-established tradition in the United States. READ THE STORY


A a commemorative pin from the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.

Lord help us, Duck Dynasty has discovered crawfish

On A&E’s Duck Dynasty Season 6 Episode 6, Jase and company “debugged” the family duck blinds, while CEO Willie tried to teach the kids about business. Because it always beats working, Jase took some of the guys from Duck Commander…

Dr. Scrammuzza, you’re wanted at the crawfish boil

It’s only fitting that Thomas Mann’s new sculpture, Crawdaddy No. 1., is set on the promenade of St. Charles Hospital. Mann gave me this great photo of Crawdaddy No. 1 at my Octavia Books book signing event. He even bought…

Crawfish historian interviewed on KRVS-FM

KRVS is listener-supported, public radio station, located in Lafayette, Louisiana. The station is known for its annual live broadcasts  from Lafayette's Cajun Music Festival and Festival International de Louisiane, as well as producing and airing live broadcasts of the Louisiana Crossroads series.

KRVS Studio

KRVS radio host Judith Meriwether interviewed Sam Irwin, the state’s preeminent crawfish historian, on his new book, Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, on June 9, 2014. They talked about crawfish migrations and the role Breaux Bridge and New Orleans played in the development of Crawfish Nation and the “fun” of crawfish. HEAR THE INTERVIEW