Louisiana residents may have noticed a minimal supply of crawfish early this season. If you’ve found any, you’re probably paying a premium price. In some cases, up to $12/lb!
The state’s crawfish farmers are facing challenges with their supply due to several factors. In addition to record-setting heat over the summer, the entire state also experienced numerous wildfires. The hot and dry conditions are unfavorable for the growth of crawfish.
As the largest producer of crawfish in the United States, this shortage not only affects Louisiana locals but also impacts the supply to other states.