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Cajun Traditions

Blue crabs are an important part of the Louisiana economy and a staple along the coast. While commercial fishermen provide a bountiful yield of blue crab for local restaurants and markets, recreational fishermen also enjoy catching crabs for their own use for the dining pleasure of their family and friends.

In 1755, a large number of former French colonists who had been living in Canada were exiled to Louisiana. There they met with other French expatriates, as well as folks of Spanish, German, and African descent. The groups adapted to their new environment and local influences and eventually blended into what we now call the Cajun culture, widely known for its spicy food and rousing music.

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