David Blake
January 12, 2018 - 3:25 pm
Seafood will be popular at Saints playoff parties this Sunday! A quick check around the area finds the local market in good shape with crawfish available at a number of locations. At Kenney's Seafood in Slidell, manager Ricky Vanetten says mud bugs are hot. ''Believe or not it's crawfish," said...
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January 02, 2018 - 3:32 pm
( -- The arctic blast keeping Louisianans indoors is threatening this year’s crawfish harvest. The state’s winters are usually wet and mild, perfect conditions for breeding plenty of big crawfish, but the near record lows have halted production. Louisiana Crawfish Promotion Board President...
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Chris Miller
December 22, 2017 - 11:23 am
If your holiday menu includes boiled mudbugs, you can find them out there, but as it often is with early-season crawfish, be prepared to pay more. Crawfish farmers are pulling up mudbugs, says LSU crawfish expert Dr. Greg Lutz, but not in huge numbers yet. "It's still early in the season," said...
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Don Ames
November 17, 2017 - 6:42 am
Some crawfish experts are predicting an early season for mudbugs this year, due to our area's rainiest summer on record. But, there's really no set season for crawfish. That season actually varies from one year to the next, based on winter temperatures along the Gulf Coast. It also depends on the...
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May 27, 2017 - 10:53 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Louisiana crawfish producers: beware. State aquaculture specialists say a deadly virus is threatening the industry. Mark Shirley of the LSU Agriculture Center says the virus _ known as white spot syndrome _ primarily affects shrimp and was first discovered in Thailand and other...
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Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2017 - 9:10 am
If you have been putting off getting crawfish for that boil, there is good news. Prices have dropped since Lent. That's because the demand for the mudbugs goes down after Easter according to Dr. Greg Lutz with the LSU AgCenter. "The number of crawfish out there, is not significantly lower than it...
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