Sainte-Terre, the self-proclaimed lamprey capital, canceled the 33rd edition of its annual festival. Since April 20, 23, the suspension of lamprey fishing in the Gironde and the Dordogne has prevented the dish from being found at a decent price.

The organizers were unable to order the 100 kilos of fish necessary for the celebrations. For more than 30 years, the festival has been the keystone of the festival which brings together all the living forces of the community. But no lamprey, no party. This year, the celebrations which were to be held on April 26, 27, and 28 are canceled. And for good reason: since April 15, the ban on lamprey fishing in the department has been in place for a year. The ban is expected to last until April 30, 2015, when it will be lifted. The festival will take place on April 27, 28, and 29, 2015 in the village of Sainte-Terre.