Economic Contributions of Seafood Processing in Mississippi and Alabama

Sector Definition

The seafood processing sector primarily corresponds to code 311711 or “seafood canning” and code 311712 or “fresh and frozen seafood processing” in the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS, 2011).  The seafood canning industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) canning seafood (including soup) and marine fats and oils and/or (2) smoking, salting, and drying seafood. Establishments known as "floating factory ships" that are engaged in the gathering and processing of seafood into canned seafood products are included in this industry. The fresh and frozen seafood processing industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following: (1) eviscerating fresh fish by removing heads, fins, scales, bones, and entrails; (2) shucking and packing fresh shellfish; (3) manufacturing frozen seafood; and (4) processing fresh and frozen marine fats and oils.

Source of raw data: NOAA Fisheries. 

Sectoral Economic Contributions of the Seafood Industry
Economic Contributions by Major Species
Links to the Economic Contributions in the U.S., Alabama, and Mississippi