Crawfish season is off to a slow start

Posted at 10:26 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 23:43:30-05

If you are craving crawfish, you might want to wait a couple more weeks.

Farmers across Louisiana are experiencing a slow start to this year’s crawfish season.

The supply and size of crawfish have been very small so far.

With such low numbers, prices are at a historic high with the cost of a pound of live crawfish sitting at four dollars right now.

What seems to be most confusing is farmers have no idea why this year is off to such a slow start.

The good news is the season is still early, and farmers are hoping with warmer weather expected in the coming weeks, they will see the numbers improve, and prices can start to come down.

“Looks like the season is going to start progressing to get a little better, seeing more crawfish in the ponds,” said Ross Hebert, a local crawfish farmer. “This year, we have a later Easter, so hopefully these ponds are going to start producing in the next 30 days.”