Supply is low and demand is high for crawfish this Easter


It is one of the biggest crawfish weekends of the year, but LSU Ag Center Crawfish specialist Mark Shirley said he’s not sure if there’s enough to go around for everybody this weekend.

“There’s quite a bit of crawfish coming in that’s being harvested right now, and if you don’t already have a sack reserved you may have a hard time trying to find one,” said Shirley.

Shirley said the winter storms during February delayed the growth and harvesting of the state’s favorite crustacean for about a month.

“So, we’re kind of catching up, but this weekend the demand is just so great, some people may have to find an alternative if they can’t get a sack of crawfish,” said Shirley.

Pricewise Shirley said a bag of crawfish is a bit higher than it has been in the past.

“But it’s kind of in line with what the price has been considering the supply for the last few weeks. I think the supply will kind of increase in the next few weeks. So, if you can’t get crawfish for this weekend definitely for next weekend,” said Shirley.

Between the farms and wild production, Shirley said we should have a good number of crawfish for the next few months ahead.

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