High Mississippi River Brings Unexpected Crawfish Population Explosion

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. – This year’s crawfish season might stretch just a little bit longer thanks to an unexpected find — crawfish by the thousands being harvested on the east bank of Plaquemines Parish.

Foster Creppel, a coastal activist, steered his boat through the closest thing you might find to white water in South Louisiana’s Mardi Gras Pass.

“The current’s moving pretty fast out here,” he said.

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