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Crawfish prices lower as supply increases

Crawfish season underway (Source: WAFB) Crawfish season underway (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

People skipping crawfish due to the price may be in for a surprise when they check recent prices.

A report from The Advertiser says that crawfish have dropped from $6 a pound to $4 a pound, with some retailers selling for as low as $3 a pound.

"When the supply jumps suddenly, particularly during these warms spells at the end of the winter, wholesale buyers are nervous," says crawfish expert Ray McClain. "They don't want to buy a bunch from a farmer that they aren't able to sell. That can make the price drop."

Prices are expected to fall further as the weather warms up and more crawfish are more available.

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