Prices soared at beginning of season because of panic with cold weather
LAFAYETE (KADN) — With the end of crawfish season just around the corner, and in some cases finished, we spoke to the owner of local L&L Seafood market about how the crawfish season this year compared to years in the past. He says although the season was predicted to be slow, once the weather straightened out it actually produced a pretty good season. The prices at the beginning of the season were extremely high, and not for the reason you might think.
"Everybody rushes the crawfish, and you cannot beat mother nature. Mother nature is going to do whatever it's suppose to do, so when it got cold everybody panicked so the price went up, and the minute it warmed up and rained price started dropping and we're still leveling off," says Mike Qudsi, owner of L&L Seafood.
L&L Seafood is still selling, peeling, and boiling crawfish. Qudsi predicts crawfish ponds will stop catching within the next couple of weeks.