Late Crawfish Season Could Mean Low Prices in April/May

Posted on Mar 25, 2011 in Local Issues

A long autumn and a colder than usual winter have contributed to a late start to crawfish season in the Gulf Coast.

Photo Courtesy of memphisflyer.com

For this reason, it is anticipated that crawfish supply levels will not reach full swing until mid to late April and extend into May – much later in the year than usual. Crawfish farmers across Louisiana anticipate a possible market glut for the crustaceans to hit in April, something which will come as great news to consumers who can expect especially low prices as supply levels outpace demand but may not be welcome news for farmers who will not receive their regular market price.

As spring kicks into gear relatively late in the Gulf Coast region, the announcement of the anticipated arrival of quality crawfish at a favorable supply level is an exciting prospect.

For more on this year’s crawfish season, visit NOLA.com

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