CRAWFISH CAPITAL OF THE WORLD TAKES THE STAGE DURING THE 7TH ANNUAL PARDONING OF THE CRAWFISH
Firmin the Crawfish becomes seventh crustacean granted freedom as crawfish season ramps up
BREAUX BRIDGE, LA. – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, along with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, granted an official pardon to Firmin (FUR-men) the Crawfish during the 7th Annual Pardoning of the Crawfish event. Parc Des Ponts Breaux along Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge was the site of this year’s event, which is uniquely Louisiana. Started in 2017 by Lt. Governor Nungesser and held on the first Tuesday following Mardi Gras, this annual pardoning celebrates crawfish season in Louisiana and across the Gulf South.