Multiple Factors, Including Severe Drought, Result in Meager Crawfish Harvest and Higher Prices

Thanks to several factors, producers and consumers are feeling the brunt of a dismal crawfish season. Currently, consumers are paying an additional $3-$5 more per pound when the freshwater crustaceans are even available. (Michael Miller/Texas A&M AgriLife)

Although Texas crawfish farmers emerged from a challenging growing season slightly better off than producers in Louisiana, 2024 is shaping up to be a dismal crawfish season for producers and consumers alike, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.Todd Sink, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension aquaculture specialist and director of ...

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