Crawfish Environmental Best Management Practices
By: Greg Lutz, Robert Romaire, Brian D. LeBlanc, Ronald Sheffield, and Karen E. Nix
Aquaculture production is one of Louisiana’s major animal industries, and its $326 million contribution to the state’s economy makes it an important part of Louisiana’s agriculture. The Louisiana aquaculture industry includes more than 2,000 operations across the state.
Crawfish production typically accounts for slightly more than half of the farm-gate value of Louisiana’s aquaculture crops. Accordingly, this document focuses on the major production practices used for crawfish farming in Louisiana and elsewhere. In 2010, the estimated farm-gate value of farmed crawfish in Louisiana was approximately $170 million, with an additional added value of $110 million through processing and marketing.
(Produced by LSU AgCenter Communications, Pub. 3186
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