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Thank you for the information and your question. Texas, like many states, makes it unlawful to possess any non-native crayfish, along with many other exotic species. There is a permit system but that is very limited to zoological, research and aquaculture purposes. You can read more about this issue and see the complete list of prohibited exotics by going to the following link: http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/exotic/prohibited_aquatic.phtml
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