Crawfish Theft From Farmers Has One Farmer Speaking Out

By Luke Burdsall, KPLC-TV 7, Lake Charles

Waking up early and catching some crawfish is the daily routine for Burt Tietje. As a crawfish farmer in Jeff Davis Parish, he says taking a valuable crop is a crime. Tietje says some of the problem comes with rain overflowing the ponds, allowing for the crawfish to leave the pond. "This spring it's been some massive rainstorms, four huge rain events,” Tietje said.