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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Inside the Industry

Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.

Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.


The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is teaming up with leading shark-tracking nonprofit Ocearch to build the most extensive shark-tagging program in the Gulf of Mexico region.

In October, Ocearch is bringing its unique research vessel, the M/V Ocearch, to the gulf for a multi-species study to generate previously unattainable data on critical shark species, including hammerhead, tiger and mako sharks.

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