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Crawfish Tracker: A brutal start to the season

5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago Friday, February 09 2024 Feb 9, 2024 February 09, 2024 11:17 AM February 09, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - It's been a truly abysmal start to the crawfish season this year — for producers and consumers.

Welcome to the inaugural Crawfish Price Index. Over the next few months, we will survey the market price from a number of Baton Rouge's top places to get crawfish, as decided by WBRZ viewers. Simply put, every Friday the WBRZ Crawfish Index will find the average price to help you find deals on those delicious bugs. This week, things are looking rough.

According to the WBRZ Crawfish Index, the average price is nearly quadruple — yes, four times as high — the average price from 2023. These are the prices from 2023, when we thought $6 a pound was bad.

This week, prices are approaching a $13.99 per pound. We can only hope next week will bring even a slight decrease for anyone planning boils for the first weekend of Lent. 

Click here to view the full Index. 

If you have any questions or comments about the WBRZ Crawfish Price Index, email Sarah Lawrence at slawrence@wbrz.com 

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