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Crawfish Season Challenges (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-03-01

Duration: 00:05:50

Subjects: Crawfish farming | Crawfish industry | Agriculture | Aquaculture


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Collette, Sherbin Interviewee
  • Toups, Barry Interviewee
  • Nungesser, Billy Interviewee


This segment from the March 1, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the challenging crawfish season due to last year’s drought and extreme heat and a recent freeze. LeBlanc reports that Governor Jeff Landry is asking the United States Department of Agriculture for federal assistance for Louisiana’s crawfish industry. She attends the 8th Annual Pardoning of the Crawfish in Breaux Bridge and interviews: Henderson Mayor Sherbin Collette; Barry Toups, owner of Crawfish Haven and Mrs. Rose’s Bed and Breakfast in Kaplan; and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.