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SWOT analysis of Louisiana crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Girard, 1852) valorization in Morocco.


The introduction of the Louisiana crayfish Procambarus clarkii can seriously impact the natural environment, biodiversity and the economy. In Morocco, this species is reported from the northwest (Gharb and Lower Loukkos) region. This perimeter is known by a large rice-growing activity which is not currently free from the influence of P. clarkii. The management of this invasive species through valorization represents a relevant solution. The SWOT analysis provided a global vision of the valueadded, revealing that the strengths and opportunities identified can compensate for the weaknesses and protect against possible threats. This represents a promising framework for the development of a value chain for Louisiana crayfish in Morocco.