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  • Crawfish castles in lawns can be irritating

    July 5, 2014 9:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The little hollow mudball towers called crawfish castles are fine in the swamp but not so great in your yard. "They're hard on lawnmowers and mower blades and that kind of thing," said Lee Townsend, an extension entomologist at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. If... more »
  • Feds renew tariff on frozen Chinese crawfish

    June 14, 2014 10:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The International Trade Commission has renewed the antidumping tariff on frozen Chinese crawfish meat into 2017 - expected but good news after a bad crawfish season. The tariff was first imposed in September 1997, after the Commerce Department found that U.S. producers were being hurt by... more »
  • Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival & Annual Blood Drive

    April 25, 2013 7:35 AM

    United Blood Services and Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Committee are hosting a blood drive at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge on the Bloodmobile. This event will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All donors will receive a Special Crawfish T-shirt and a FREE... more »
  • End of Lenten Season Means Big Crawfish Sales

    March 29, 2013 9:43 PM

    The end of the Lenten season means big crawfish sales in Acadiana. Since early Friday morning, restaurants and crawfish vendors have been slammed as many families prepare for the holiday weekend. "If you want crawfish on Good Friday, you're going to pay for them." People like Kenneth... more »
  • Crawfish Farmers Still Dealing with Flooding

    January 23, 2013 7:09 PM

    Some areas are drying out, but others are still battling the water, especially in Northern Vermilion Parish. Crawfish farmers are scrambling to save their harvest and for many, it's a waiting game until they can get back to their fields and some farmers are facing a total loss. ... more »
  • Lutcher man arrested in theft of crawfish

    April 17, 2012 9:32 AM

    LUTCHER, La. (AP) - St. James Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 24-year-old Lutcher man accused of stealing 166 pounds of crawfish from a seafood store. The Advocate reports Anthony Chauvin was booked Friday with single counts of theft of crawfish and criminal damage to property. Deputies say... more »
  • Upper Lafayette Fourth Annual Crawfish Boil

    April 4, 2012 9:40 AM

    The Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation will be holding it's 4th Annual Crawfish Boil. It will be located at Teurlings Catholic High School. This event is open to the public, and Teurlings alumni are encouraged to come. The crawfish boil will be on Saturday, April 19, 2012. It will start... more »
  • American Idol Finalist Presented Crawfish Live on Show

    March 16, 2012 10:54 PM

    If the rest of America didn't know what crawfish are, they do now. That's after 60 pounds of crawfish were presented live on American Idol to finalist Joshua Ledet. Ledet hails from the small town of Westlake, LA, near Lake Charles. And this week the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and... more »
  • Unique Tradition at Crawfish Festival

    May 8, 2011 12:06 AM

    Crawfish-lovers from all over are pouring into Breaux Bridge this weekend for the annual Crawfish Festival. KATC'S Chris Welty was there and gives us a closer look at one of the festivals unique traditions. Music, dancing, and of course good food. A similar scene at any festival, including the... more »
  • Crawfishermen Prepare for Possible Rising Waters

    April 29, 2011 6:52 PM

    Acadiana crawfishermen are preparing for the possibility of rising waters in the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya Basin. They say, that water boost may also boost business. "Some of the crawfish dealers were getting kind of worried that we might have a short season," said Carroll Snyder, co-owner of of... more »
  • New Reality Show Centers on Crawfish Industry

    March 17, 2011 11:55 PM

    A new reality show is being shot right here in Acadiana, and it centers around the crawfish industry. It's called the "Crawfish Cowboy," and will feature Lake Arthur resident Cody Newman. Newman raises his own crawfish, but also buys, cooks and sells them from his modest shop in Lake... more »
  • Fewer Crawfish in Acadiana

    February 22, 2011 9:25 AM

    Farmers, restaurants and consumers all feel the strain of a crawfish shortage this season. So on Monday, experts met with farmers to discuss why we're seeing fewer crawfish in Acadiana. "Previous years we usually got going a little faster. But the size is a bit smaller I think this... more »
  • Donations Replace Stolen Christmas Presents

    December 16, 2010 11:52 PM

    After KATC first told you about a family who last weekend lost all of their Christmas presents to burglars, many of you have called us wanting to help. And already on Thursday people from across Acadiana have come together to turn a holiday nightmare into a Christmas miracle. The... more »
  • Farms As Expanded Habitat for Migratory Birds

    June 29, 2010 6:25 PM

    The crude disaster could impact migratory birds this fall and winter. So, incentives are being offered right now, to turn farmland into alternative habitats. More than 50-million migratory birds will be traveling south in the coming months. The new initiative will develop inland habitat using farmland in 8 states including... more »
  • Dead Crawfish in the Atchafalya Basin

    May 9, 2010 10:26 AM

    Mike Bienvenu has been fishing for crawfish in the Atchafalya basin, since 1973--but he fears his way of life is coming to an end. "We used to catch a boat load of crawfish with 150 cages, now we have to run 700 or 800," Bienvenu said. ... more »
  • Crawfisherman Dies After Boat Overturns

    May 3, 2010 5:00 PM

    Authorities in Acadia Parish are investigating an early morning accident that occurred in a crawfish field on Boudreaux Road near Crowley. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon his office received a call around 7:00 a.m. that a crawfish boat with an occupant had over turned. Upon arrival,... more »
  • Rayne Man Accused of Poisoning Crawfish Ponds

    April 30, 2010 11:22 AM

    RAYNE, La. (AP) - A 40-year-old Rayne man has been arrested after several animals were found poisoned near local crawfish ponds. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sgt. Chris Carpenter tells The Advertiser that Richard L. Doucet was charged Wednesday with five counts of... more »
  • Opelousas Crawfish Thief Caught

    April 1, 2010 1:07 PM

    On March 31, 2010, Joseph Robert Chachere, 2451 Powers St, Opelousas, La. was arrested by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office for burglary and theft of crawfish from Cajun Pride Processors in Lewisburg, La. Chachere was charged with simple burglary, theft of crawfish and felony theft. The owner of... more »
  • $3000 Worth Of Crawfish Stolen

    March 30, 2010 7:22 PM

    3000 dollars worth of crawfish was stolen from a newly formed company in St. Landry Parish. Jay Guidry came in Sunday morning to find that overnight, four 50-pound boxes of processed crawfish meat was gone. Guidry noticed the door was open and a lock broken. The owners and... more »
  • Below Freezing Temps Make Crawfish Prices Soar

    March 22, 2010 11:49 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Coast seafood shop owners say below-freezing temperatures in January have made crawfish scarcer, keeping prices higher. Todd Rosetti of Quality Seafood in Biloxi tells The Sun Herald that the ponds are producing about half of what they should be. Those ponds lie near the Louisiana-Texas state... more »
  • Crawfish suit now in federal court

    March 14, 2010 6:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit claiming that pipeline dredging has hurt Atchafalaya Basin crawfish trappers is now in federal court. The suit alleges that ridges left along dredged areas, called spoil banks, have created stagnant, dead areas of water in the area known as Buffalo Cove. The... more »
  • Crawfisherman's Body Found In St. Martin Parish

    March 9, 2010 7:05 PM

    The body of a local fisherman was found just before midnight Monday in St. Martin Parish. The body has been identified as 40-year-old Miles Serrette. He left Monday morning, alone, to check his crawfish traps along the Atchafalaya Basin. When he did not come home by late afternoon, his... more »
  • Cold Temps Drive Up The Cost Of Crawfish

    March 3, 2010 11:53 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Continued winter chill has brought a slow start to the crawfish season. Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Association Director Stephen Minvielle says his 1,100 traps brought in 261 pounds last week and 258 the week before. That compares to 900 pounds a day at this time last... more »
  • Cold could mean slow crawfish farm harvest

    February 22, 2010 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Earlier this year, Crawfish farmers expected heavy rains to bring a bountiful harvest, but that was before periods of subfreezing temperatures pushed the mud bugs back into their holes. Now producers wonder if early projections of a strong crop will pan out. And some restaurant... more »
  • Cold could mean slow crawfish farm harvest

    February 21, 2010 10:07 PM

    Earlier this year, Crawfish farmers expected heavy rains to bring a bountiful harvest, but that was before periods of subfreezing temperatures pushed the mud bugs back into their holes. Now producers wonder if early projections of a strong crop will pan out. And some restaurant owners are having a... more »
  • Seafood Sales Rise With The Start Of Lent

    February 17, 2010 6:48 PM

    Restaurants all over town are adding fish to their menus to accommodate the Lenten crowds. They have more people on staff and employees coming in at 5 a.m. to prep. With Lent comes the sacrifice of meat, but bring on anything from the water. Family owned places like Olde... more »
  • The Veronica Challenge: Crawfishing

    February 10, 2010 7:48 AM

    It's that time of year again to chow down on one of Acadiana's most well-loved foods: crawfish. Watch KATC's Veronica White learn how to catch those mudbugs.
  • Low Temperatures Could Mean High Prices For Crawfish

    January 12, 2010 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Colder-than-normal weather in January is hurting the crawfish harvest, and that's expected to increase prices for mudbugs. LSU AgCenter research Ray McClain says catch is related to water temperature. Once temperatures go below 60 degrees, crawfish become less active and are less likely to become... more »
  • Chinese Seafood Could Be Dangerous

    December 30, 2009 6:54 PM

    A public safety marketing campaign will go into effect January 1st warning Louisianans about the dangers of Chinese seafood. The safety campaign is a mandate from Governor Bobby Jindal. It's a bill that was passed last session. The bill is the work state representative Fred mills. After extensive research... more »
  • Restaurant Report 11-19

    November 23, 2009 7:13 PM

    Getting things started this week is La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant located at 5693 I-49 south service road. Their last inspection was June 29th. Health inspectors say they found zero critical violations making them this weeks C'est Bon Restaurant Award winner. Next, New Creswell Lane Restaurant whose last... more »

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