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Crawfish Promotion Board Proposal (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-06-10

Duration: 00:05:49

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | Crawfish industry | Agriculture


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Avault, Jim Interviewee
  • Wild, Steve Interviewee
  • Braden, Hank Speaker
  • Martin, Jimmy Interviewee


This segment from the June 10, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on a proposal at the 1983 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature to create a Crawfish Promotion and Research Board. It includes: an interview with Dr. Jim Avault of the LSU AgCenter on the interest in crawfish from other states and the need for more research; an interview with Steve Wild, the spokesperson for the Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Association, on the need to educate out-of-state consumers about crawfish; State Senator Hank Braden testifying in committee on his amendment adding wholesalers and retailers to the proposed board; and an interview with State Representative Jimmy Martin, the bill’s author, on the crawfish farmers’ disagreement with Braden’s amendment.