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Mississippi Seafood Wholesaling

Seafood wholesaling corresponds to “fish and seafood merchant wholesalers.” It includes secondary wholesale and processing of seafood products.

An online list of Mississippi seafood wholesalers is posted on the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources website.

An online directory of registered seafood businesses is available on the Mississippi MarketMaker website. An online list of seafood-related businesses is shown when you type “seafood” in the search box.

Sales and Employment Contributions

Output or sales are businesses' gross sales within the economic region affected by an activity. The total sales impact or contribution consists of direct, indirect, and induced sales. The economic contributions of Mississippi seafood wholesaling since 2006 are shown below. The industry has generated an average of more than 10 million dollars in annual sales contributions since 2016.

Employment or job impacts or contributions are estimated as a mix of full-time and part-time jobs. The total employment impact or contribution is the sum of direct, indirect, and induced jobs. The industry created an average of almost 100 jobs annually during the past five years.

Figure 1. This figure shows the annual sales and job contributions of the seafood wholesaling establishments in Mississippi since 2006. The raw data source is NOAA Fisheries (2023).

The average productivity of workers in seafood wholesaling in Mississippi can be measured by dividing total sales contributions by job contributions. During the past five years, seafood wholesaling generated an average productivity of $108,000 per worker per year.

Demographic Characteristics

The demographic characteristics of Mississippi seafood wholesaling jobs are shown below. Most of the workers are over 45 years old. The racial breakdown of workers is mostly White, African American, Hispanic, and Asian. Most of the workers are males.

Figure 2. This figure shows the demographics of Mississippi seafood wholesaling jobs in Mississippi in 2024. The raw data source is Lightcast (2024).
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