MISSISSIPPI COMMERCIAL SPOTTED SEATROUT ENDORSEMENT TAKES EFFECT IN MAY 1, 2014

Beginning May 1, commercial fishermen will be required to obtain an endorsement along with their commercial fishing license in order to harvest spotted seatrout.

MAFES BULLETIN 1206 NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Posadas, Benedict C. and Benedict Kit A. Posadas, Jr. 2013. License and Size Profiles of Mississippi Seafood, and Commercial and Recreational Fishing Sectors. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1206, Mississippi State, Mississippi.

MISSISSIPPI FISH AND SEAFOOD PROCESSORS DIRECTLY EMPLOYED 2,049 WORKERS IN 2013

Using Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) data, the Mississippi fish and seafood processors directly employed 2,049 workers in 2013. The average earnings in the industry in Mississippi were $33,550 per worker.

MISSISSIPPI SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS CREATED $107 MILLION TOTAL SALES IMPACTS AND PROVIDED JOBS TO 3,500 WORKERS

Mississippi seafood restaurants created $107 million total sales impacts and provided jobs to 3,500 workers in 2009. There are 5,952 restaurants listed in the Mississippi MarketMaker. Seafood restaurants are a staple of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

FUNDING FOR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND ORGANIC PROGRAMS IN THE 2014 FARM BILL

The NY Times reports that within the 2014 farm bill is a significant shift in the types of farmers who are now benefiting from taxpayer dollars, reflecting a decade of changing eating habits and cultural dispositions among American consumers.

MISSISSIPPI AWARDED ABOUT $11 MILLION FOR FISHERIES DISASTER

Nearly $11 million in federal money will help restore oyster and blue crab fisheries in Mississippi. Both were declared disasters following a 2011 season ruined by freshwater from the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway. The Mississippi State University assisted the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources in the application process for the fisheries disaster assistance in 2011. 

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA) VEGETABLE BUSINESSES IN MISSISSIPPI

In CSA arrangements, growers invite a set number of customers to invest by buying shares in exchange for a predetermined amount of produce provided over a set period of time. 

MARKETMAKER IS HERE TO STAY!

Riverside Research and the University of Illinois ink global licensing agreement for MarketMaker. Read more ... Watch the 3:25-minute Youtube video about the National MarketMaker Program. Click this link ...

 

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Last updated: Monday, April 21, 2014 2:43 PM /
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