Mississippi Seafood Restaurants
Seafood restaurants include the retail trade of seafood products by eating and drinking places.
Sales and Employment Economic Impacts
The economic impacts of the Mississippi seafood restaurants since 2006 are shown below. Observe the significant decline in the size of the economic contributions of the industry resulting from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
Output or sales is the gross sales by businesses within the economic region affected by an activity. The total economic impact is the sum of direct, indirect and induced impacts. The industry generated more than $150 million total economic impacts in 2012.
Employment or jobs impacts are expressed in terms of a mix of both full-time and part-time jobs. The total economic impact is the sum of direct, indirect and induced impacts. The industry created almost 5,000 jobs in 2012.
Posadas, Benedict C. Know Your Local Seafood Restaurants! Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter, Vol. 6, Issue 9, May 10, 2016.
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.
BILOXI, Miss. -- Wild-caught shrimp contribute millions of dollars to Mississippi’s economy each year, and experts say better flavor gives them a competitive advantage over imported and pond-raised shrimp.
Dave Burrage, Mississippi State University Extension Service fisheries specialist, said consumers who participate in blind taste tests tend to prefer the taste of wild-caught Gulf shrimp over that of pond-raised, imported products.
BILOXI, Miss. -- Selling directly to the public takes longer, but it allows fishermen to make some profit from a shrimp season that has been below average so far this year in Mississippi.
Dave Burrage, commercial and recreational fisheries specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said shrimp landed in Mississippi have been small through mid-June.
BILOXI, Miss. -- Mississippi fishermen remain intent on harvesting this year’s shrimp crop in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico despite low prices and a season paused and restarted.
Dave Burrage, Mississippi State University Extension professor of marine resources at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, said the shrimp season first opened June 3, closed June 19 when shrimp were too small, and then reopened July 13.
“This season has been an anomaly so far,” Burrage said.
MISSISSIPPI STATE – The shrimp are slightly bigger, but prices are down, making this year’s season-opening in Biloxi comparable to last year’s start.
During the first two weeks of the 2012 season, 1.137 million pounds of shrimp were landed in Biloxi. In the same time in 2011, 1.124 million pounds were landed at the same port.
Shrimp season began May 30, and 210 boats went out for the opening day. To date, the bulk of the production has been medium, 36- to 40-count shrimp, a reference to the number of shrimp needed to make a pound.