Tag Archive: crayfish

Nov 13

Friday Feast! November 13, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet! The State of Florida is once again hosting the Python Challenge January 16 – February 14, 2016. See news coverage here and here Perhaps getting ready for the Challenge, one Florida restaurant is serving Python Pizza, among other invasive treats (editors note: as a top …

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Jul 03

Friday Feast! July 3, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet! Options for invasivores in Washington, DC Could invasive crayfish provide economic benefit in Jamaica? Dental health and invasive plant control in South Korea Meanwhile, some plants used as ground cover in the US are invasive threats Paywalled story declares Florida Lionfish derby a success  Additional …

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Apr 24

Friday Feast! April 24, 2015

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet!  Invasivores in Michigan may now legally move invasive crayfish for consumption purposes! Check out some of our previous profiles (here, here) and recipes (here, here, and here) But remember not to move invasive crayfish or other invaders as bait! A New York middle school pilots …

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Mar 24

Out to Eat! March 24, 2012

A sampling of eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet. This week’s most interesting read: “How cooking turned humans into an invasive species” Hairy Bittercress from The 3 Foragers and Wildman Steve Brills The Lion King I never get tired of hearing about harvesting lionfish…now we hear that traps work in addition to …

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Jan 14

Out to Eat! January 14, 2012

Lissa Strohecker for Maui News makes a eating invasive species  resolution. An edible invader, the red swamp crayfish, is eating its way across Africa. Sharpshooters considered for deer damage control- Oh what shall they do with them all? Michigan is drafting A Guide to Invasive Plant Species of Michigan– sure to include eatable invasives from the …

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Nov 12

Out to Eat! November 12

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet Our friend Chef Chad Wells talks about eating invasive snakehead Competitions in Florida here and here target invasive lionfish. Turning Asian carp into fertilizer in Illinois Girl Scouts can now earn their locavore merit badge– next up, an invasivore merit badge? Kiera Butler of Mother …

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Jun 11

Weekly Invasivore Round-up, June 11, 2009

Weekly round-up of eating invasive species news and other happenings from all over.

Jun 05

Invasivore Weekly Round-up, June 5, 2011

Weekly (or so) round-up of eating invasive species news and other tidbits from around the internet. Frogfish! Crayfish!

Apr 29

Lake Tahoe Crayfish Boil

Boiled signal crayfish- let's eat!  Photo credit: Marion Wittmann

We’re honored to share this tasty crayfish recipe from Dr. Charles Goldman, one of the fathers of modern limnology!  Dr. Goldman has spent over 40 years conducting research on Lake Tahoe, home to today’s featured ingredient, the signal crayfish. Mini-Profile: Signal Crayfish Signal crayfish (Pacifasticus leniusculus) are native to western North America, living in freshwater …

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Mar 03

Recipe: Cajun and Swedish Style Crayfish Boils

Boiled Rusty Crayfish served "Northwoods" Style (arranged in a minnow trap); Photo Credit: Grace Loppnow

Just as the Louisiana crayfish is honored with festivals and feasts, the native “noble” crayfish (Astacus astacus) is enthusiastically consumed in Sweden during parties known as kräftskivas.  It seems native European crayfish have been consumed too excessively, as the American signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) has now been introduced as a food source in response to …

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