Saturday, June 20, 2009

What's An Alligator Farmer To Do?

Kathrine Schmidt, writing for the Daily Comet, reports that Alligator farmers in the Houma area are for the first time not collecting alligator eggs in the wild. This is an effort, which is supported by the state Wildlife and Fisheries, to stabilize prices for alligator skin products and meat. The eggs are generally harvested and hatched on farms and then raised for their meat and the skins but because of a decrese in demand, the farmers have decided not to harvest this year. They are expected to resume next year. Full story on

Photo by: Paul L. Nettles

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