Production of the Red Swamp Crayfish in Earthen Ponds without Planted Forage: Management Practices and Economics

Year:
2002
Journal:
Bulletin
Volume:
February (1115)
Pages:
1 – 21
Author:
D’Abramo, ;Ohs, ;Hanson, Terrill R.;Montanez,
Category:
Economics & Sociology,Aquaculture-General
Pub ID:
2114
Abstract:
Crayfish farming has been an integral part of the
culture of the southeastern United States, particularly in Louisiana. Crayfish farming arose because increases in product demand could not be satisfied by the traditional capture fisheries centered in the Atchafalaya River basin. Thus, the annual crayfish harvest in Louisiana is currently derived from both capture and culture fisheries. The culture fisheries use shallow ponds that are annually drained and refilled. Volunteer, naturally occurring vegetation
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