Seafood Marketing

Mississippi Seafood Marketing

The MSU Extension Service maintains a free online marketing program for food and seafood producers to promote their products and services.

What is MarketMaker?

MarketMaker is the most extensive and in-depth database featuring a diverse community of food-related businesses: buyers, farmers/ranchers, fisheries, farmers' markets, processors/packers, wineries, restaurants, and more.

Why do consumers use MarketMaker?

Consumers use MarketMaker to locate suppliers selling just what they need. Search for anything—the nearest supplier of organic chickpeas, specialty mushrooms, or seasonal fish from anywhere in the U.S.

Why do buyers use MarketMaker?

Buyers register, making their business discoverable to food producers looking to grow, source, or sell just what you need. Buyers can use MarketMaker to find more suppliers of differentiated, high-quality products leading to more efficient sourcing and higher margins.

Why register your business at Marketmaker?

Producers register their businesses in MarketMaker because food buyers of all types access our database to find products and services to meet their specific needs. Through MarketMaker, producers can reach more buyers and form profitable business alliances more efficiently.

What is the MarketMaker Buy/Sell Forum?

With the MarketMaker Buy/Sell Forum, you can find local products while helping local farmers and family-operated businesses.

Where can you find Mississippi MarketMaker?

MarketMaker can be viewed online at

Ask Siri or Cortana to search for "Mississippi MarketMaker" on your smartphone.

Mississippi MarketMaker

Using Food MarketMaker for Market Research: Introduction to MarketMaker.

Mississippi MarkerMaker Newsletter.

Direct Marketing Tools for Mississippi Vegetable Producers.

Create and Update Business Profiles in MarketMaker.

Mississippi MarketMaker In-Service Training Workshop and Outreach.

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shrimp boats in the dock
Filed Under: Natural Resources, Marine Resources, Seafood Economics, Seafood Harvesting and Processing March 30, 2022

RAYMOND, Miss. -- For Mississippi’s commercial fishermen, stress is part of daily life, but the typical stressors they face have been intensifying for more than 10 years.

Environmental disasters, global markets, strict fishing regulations and the increasing average age of working fishers is bearing down on the industry, threatening its long-term viability.

All of these factors have Ryan Bradley concerned for the future of the Mississippi fishing industry. So, he is taking action to help fishers stay in the industry and draw young people to the business.

A red shrimp boat with similar boats behind and beside it.
Filed Under: Environment, Fisheries, Marine Resources, Seafood Economics, Seafood Harvesting and Processing September 18, 2019

LAPLACE, La. -- Heavy rainfall and snowmelt from the Midwest in 2019 led to three major firsts in the Bonnet Carré Spillway’s history, resulting in a massive influx of fresh water that caused adverse effects on marine life and seafood industries across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Filed Under: Environment, Fisheries, Marine Resources, Seafood Economics, Seafood Harvesting and Processing July 25, 2019

While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing the Bonnet Carré Spillway this week, economic impacts of its months-long opening are expected to be felt in the seafood industry for years to come.

Filed Under: Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Green Industry, Organic Fruit and Vegetables, Other Vegetables, Corn, Cotton, Nuts, Peanuts, Soybeans, Equine, Goats and Sheep, Poultry, Lawn and Garden, Forestry, Seafood Economics, Seafood Harvesting and Processing March 7, 2018

ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State University representatives met with agricultural clients in Ellisville recently to discuss research and education needs for 2018. More than 115 individuals attended this year's event.

Filed Under: Crops, Commercial Horticulture, Commercial Fruit and Nuts, Beef, Beekeeping, Forestry, Seafood Economics March 3, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. -- Mississippi State University researchers and Extension Service agents heard suggestions from Coastal area agricultural producers and industry leaders about the research and education they need from the university in 2017.

The MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center Producer Advisory Council meeting was held on Feb. 28 in Biloxi. The annual meeting helps the university allocate time and resources to the most important issues facing Mississippi's agricultural producers and related industries.

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