Pathway BMPs


Crayfish used as fishing bait.

Photographer: Wayne National Forest (CC BY 2.0)

Never move live crayfish from one water body to another.


A pet red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in a freshwater aquarium.

Photographer: Enziarro/Joseph Stansbury Rosin

Aquatic farming

Closeup of recirculating aquaculture system.

Photographer: Narek75 (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Classroom pets

Student holding classroom pet crayfish.

Officer teaching students angler education.

Photographer: Virginia State Park Staff (CC BY 2.0)