Crawfish prices going up as harvesters' catch shrinks
Chris Miller Reporting
Demand for crawfish is growing as the weather warms up and we get closer to Easter weekend. And it turns out supply may be having trouble keeping up with demand.
LSU Ag Center crawfish expert Dr. Greg Lutz says crawfish producers aren't catching as much.
"Over large areas, the catch has dropped off some," Lutz told WWL First News. "That seems to be going on right now.
He says prices have already started to climb
"Supply has been going down because price has gone up a little bit," he said. "Part of that, too, is because just the time of year and everyone wants crawfish over the next week or two, and that will push it up some, but a lot of farmers really are frustrated that they're not catching more crawfish."
Lutz said although there's not an explanation for the decline in catch, consumers shouldn't have trouble finding the critters at fair prices, either.