Crawfish farming is considered by many to be a relatively environmentally friendly use of land. Incorporating crawfish aquaculture with traditional agriculture serves as a productive form of land and water conservation. Often, land that is only marginally acceptable for traditional row crops is used for crawfish production. In addition to providing benefits to rural economies and a highly valued and desirable seafood product, crawfish ponds serve as favorable wetland habitat to many species of waterfowl, wading birds, reptiles, amphibians and furbearers.
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