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LSU AgCenter's virtual crawfish boil

LSU AgCenter experts held a virtual crawfish boil and discussed how to purge crawfish, boil and season them, and seafood safety techniques. Experts included Mark Shirley, area aquaculture agent, John Sonnier, research farm specialist, and Evelyn Watts, food safety specialist.

Controlling Crawfish in Home Lawns

Crawfish can be a nuisance pest in Louisiana lawns. LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant crawfish specialist Mark Shirley demonstrates how to control crawfish in the lawn properly!


Commercial sales of crawfish in Louisiana date back to the late 1800s, and today's crawfish industry includes millions of pounds harvested from farms and natural habitats in the state. This publication covers a wide range of topics on crawfish production, including crawfish biology, pond design, forage management, stocking, water quality, harvesting, marketing and much more.

Crawfish Production Manual

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LSU AgCenter experts conducted a study on the effectiveness of a saltwater bath in purging crawfish. The internet is replete with instructions for using a saltwater bath to purge crawfish, often with reference to increased mortality when soaking crawfish too long in the hypersaline solution.

Study Results

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