Economic Sectors in Mississippi and Alabama

In this section, the U.S. industries targeted by the research, education, extension and outreach efforts of the MASGC during the past decade were identified through standard industry classification.

Objective 1: List the industry sectors with which Sea Grant Research, Education, Extension and Outreach (SG-REEO) has worked or is currently working.

Method 1: In order to achieve this objective, an initial list of economic sectors which the PI considers as the primary sectors is shown below:

Economic Sectors - as defined in the North American Industrial Classification System:

SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

  1. Commercial fishing
  2. Seafood processing
  3. Seafood wholesaling
  4. Seafood importing
  5. Seafood retailing
  6. Marine aquaculture
  7. Livebait dealers

RESILIENT COMMUNITIES AND ECONOMIES

  1. Working waterfronts
  2. Commercial marinas
  3. Charter boats for-hire
  4. Marine recreational fishing
  5. Freshwater recreational fishing
  6. Coastal restoration
  7. Ship building and repairing
  8. Wildlife watching
  9. Hunting

HEALTHY COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS

  1. Research and development in biotechnology
  2. Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences
  3. Research and development in the social sciences and humanities

ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

  1. Other justice, public order, and safety activities
  2. Administration of air and water resource and solid waste management programs
  3. Administration of general economic programs
  4. Regulation of agricultural marketing and commodities
  5. Legal Services
  6. Private households

Source: Posadas, Benedict C. 2014. Economic Sectors Targeted By The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Research, Extension, Education And Outreach Programs. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2849 and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Publication MASGP-14-007. Mississippi State, Mississippi.