A small fishery, but huge revenue.


Named for the mighty river that creates its western boundary, Mississippi has 44 miles of coastline and, like New Orleans a jump across the river, is one of the original homes of jazz. Mississippi has a quintessentially Southern culture, with Native American, European and Antebellum influences that span centuries. Mississippi may have the smallest fishery in the Gulf, but they still pull in around $44 million in landings revenue, mostly through menhaden catches, with shrimp a close second. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is responsible for managing the fisheries in state waters. Mississippi Seafood is the marketing and promotion initiative of the state.



Blue Crab MAP                        Shrimp FIP




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