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Crawfish Season May Come To Early End

Posted at 7:28 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 08:28:37-04

ACADIA PARISH — A new survey conducted at the request of the Louisiana Farm Bureau and crawfish producers offers a bleak picture of the future of crawfish season for 2020.

Results from the survey show that decreased demand for crawfish is resulting in about $500 an acre of lost income for crawfish farmers.

This slow in demand is a direct result of restrictions placed on restaurants during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The survey also points to an average projected decline in wholesale prices for the entire production season. It shows that wholesale crawfish prices are sitting at about 55 cents below the previous three-year average.

As a result, farmers are predicting a shorter than average crawfish season that could end about 40 days sooner than usual. This would put the end of crawfish season around the first week of May rather than mid-June.

You can read more about the study here.
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