New fishing rules to encourage crayfish hunting
New fishing regulations come into force for Lake Geneva and surrounding rivers from January – and authorities hope it will lead to far more American Crayfish being caught.
The new rules mean the crayfish can be caught and sold in local restaurants. Many say the crayfish is delicious and goes well with white wine.
But parents should be aware the animal cannot be transported alive – to prevent further spread. It has been known for children to catch crayfish and take them home as pets. All caught crayfish must be killed on the lakeside.