It’s going to be a tough year for Louisiana seafood.
Crawfish are already off to a slow start in terms of size and availability, and some of the same conditions responsible for that crawling pace could play havoc on crabs, shrimp and oysters later this year. Experts are blaming the one harvesting variable humans can’t control — a long, cold winter.
“This crawfish season has been the perfect storm of everything that could go wrong for us,” said LSU professor of aquaculture Greg Lutz. “You could put filet minion in those traps, but in the cold weather they just won’t move.”
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