First-ever 'crawfish pardoning' held in New Orleans

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser pardoned the first-ever crawfish as a way to kick off the crawfish season.

NEW ORLEANS -- Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser participated in the first-ever crawfish pardoning Tuesday, March 7 as a way to 'officially kick off crawfish season.'

Nungesser issued the official proclamation and formally pardoned the crawfish named Emile.

Zatarain's along with representatives of the Louisiana Seafood Board and Department of Wildlife & Fisheries hosted the event at the Louisiana State Museum Old U.S. Mint.

Mayor Sherbin Collette of Henderson and Claude Davis, Zatarain's Principal Scientist were also in attendance. 

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