The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center are conducting the 2009 Economic Survey of Gulf Seafood Processors and Dealers operating in Mississippi. This survey is part of a Gulf-wide effort to learn more about an important component of the Gulf seafood industry.
Mississippi Seafood Processing Production, 2000-2007.
Source raw data: NOAA Fisheries.
The purpose of this survey is to provide policy-makers, trade associations, and others involved in this industry with a good understanding of how this sector works and how important seafood processing, wholesaling, and distribution are to local and regional economies throughout the Gulf region.
Given recent natural and manmade disasters and a challenging fisheries management climate, the need for clear and unbiased economic information from seafood related businesses is critical in order for well-informed decisions to be made.
The survey asks basic questions about the physical and financial characteristics of the seafood processing business in the year 2009. The survey results will be used to better understand the total number of jobs associated with the Gulf states’ processer and dealer industry, the financial risk that Gulf states’ processors and dealers are exposed to, and the potential damages and losses resulting from natural and manmade disasters.
The processor survey was mailed on May 2, 2011. Follow-up telephone contacts and site visits are currently being conducted to encourage participation in the survey.
The results of this survey were incorporated in the following publications prepared by the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission entitled:
Alexander Miller Jack Isaacs Latika Bharadwaj. 2014. An Economic Baseline and Characterization of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Seafood Processors. Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. Ocean Springs, MS.
Alexander Miller Ebenezer Ogunyinka Jack Isaacs. 2014. An Economic Baseline and Characterization of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Dockside Seafood Dealers. Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. Ocean Springs, MS.