Crawfish and freshwater prawn workshop April 29

IN RESPONSE to continued interest in the production of crawfish and freshwater prawns in the Delta, the Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center will conduct a crawfish and freshwater prawns workshop in Greenwood, Miss. The April 29 meeting will be held at the Leflore County Civic Center on Highway 7 North in Greenwood.

The workshop's morning session will compare the forage-based crawfish production systems typical in Louisiana with the non-forage, deep pond crawfish systems developed by Lou D-Abramo at Mississippi State University.

In the afternoon, specialists will present information and research concerning brood stock, nursery management, pond grow-out, and the economics of prawn production.

Speakers will include Abramo, Jimmy Avery, Jim Steeby, and additional personnel with the National Warmwater Aquaculture Center in Stoneville, Miss., and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Seating is limited, and there will be a $10 registration fee to cover handouts and meeting facilities. For more information, or to reserve a spot at the workshop, contact Mayme Pickens at 662-686-3269.

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