Sacks of harvested crawfish (photo courtesy of Greg Lutz, Louisiana State University AgCenter).

Greg Lutz, Extension Professor, Louisiana State University AgCenter

Crawfish Production

Although the majority of the U.S. crawfish industry is found in Louisiana, these crustaceans are grown in many other states as well, including (but not limited to) Texas, California, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Ohio. Crawfish production typically relies on encouraging natural food sources for the crawfish; direct feeding is not practical from an …