National Fisherman


Local residents could find themselves without crawfish to eat on Good Friday.

The January flooding, this week's cold snap and an early Easter date have left restaurants and sellers of live crawfish with a low supply of crawfish on a day when many families in Acadiana celebrate with crawfish boils.

"We'll have enough for our boiled crawfish in the restaurant," said Edward Wilkerson, owner of Louisiana Crawfish Time in Lafayette. "Live crawfish, we will probably run out pretty quick."

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The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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