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A photo of a crawfishCrawfish production in Mississippi, although commercially feasible, has not been a strong industry. Less than 300 acres of water are devoted to crawfish production in the state, while Louisiana, for example has over 100,000 acres. The proximity to the Louisiana production area is one reason that crawfish farming has not blossomed in Mississippi. Other reasons include the apparent competition with a large and strong catfish industry, somewhat higher production costs in the state, and lack of cultural impetus such as exists in Louisiana.


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Production, management and practices for Red Swamp Crayfish