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Posted: Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:17AM

Crawfish season at the end

It seems like the crawfish season came so late this year and now it's coming to an abrupt end. Bottom line, if you still want them live or boiled, you better get moving.

LSU Ag Center specialist Dr. Robert Romaire says the ponds are drying up in the summer heat and most of farmer are finished. The unusually cold winter took its toll on sizes and prices of the mudbugs.

So how bad was it?

''We were probably anywhere from between 20 percent and 40 percent below last year's crop,'' said Romaire.

In the next few weeks, he says most of the live Crawfish will be wild ones caught in the Atchafalaya Basin.

''If they want live they better get em' in the next few weeks, because they are disappearing from the market, totally,'' Romaire explained.

Romaire says a few fishermen will try to stretch the season into August, but they will be far and few between.


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