The Crescent River Port Pilots Association
(CRPPA) is a professional association comprised of the approximately 100 individuals who pilot ships between New Orleans and Pilottown along the Mississippi River. Today, the pilots navigate an average of 5,400 vessels a year through this stretch of the Mississippi River.
The Crescent River Port Pilots Association is an affiliate of the larger, Louisiana River Pilots Association.
In 2010, the CRPPA contributed a total of $107,250 to state senate candidates and $168,650 to state house candidates. It was the 16th and 9th largest donor to state senate and state house campaigns, respectively.
The top 5 recipients of campaign contributions from the CRPPA in 2007 were:
| Mitch Landrieu, Lieutenant Governor
| Walter J. Boasso, Governor
| A.G. Crowe, State Senator
| Foster Campbell, Governor
| Nick Gautreaux, State Senator