10 Fascinating Blue Crab Facts

 
June 10, 2016

10 Fascinating Blue Crab Facts 

Overharvest means changes coming to Louisiana’s blue-crab fishery

 
June 10, 2016

Most bays and tidal lakes in Louisiana these days look like obstacle courses, where the first boater to make it across without wrapping a crab-trap line in his prop wins. Hard to believe that less than half a century ago, the crab trap hadn't yet been invented. Now, they're more prevalent in state marshes than mosquitoes.

LOW PRICES AND FEWER SHRIMP: SHRIMP SEASON’S START ISN’T A HAPPY ONE

 
May 24, 2016

Shrimp season opened Monday. Observers say fishermen are caught between small catches and low prices.

There are two shrimping seasons, spring and fall. Spring is considered the brown shrimp season, which opened Monday.

“The season opened today, and the catch is way off from what it usually is,” commercial fisherman Rodney Olander said. “The grade is way smaller than what we usually open with and, as usual, the price is down on us.”