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Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico and United States commercial blue crab landings  

Commercial Crabbing corresponds to economic sector 114112 (Shellfish Fishing) in the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). Shellfish Fishing comprises establishments primarily engaged in the commercial catching or taking of shellfish (e.g., clams, crabs, lobsters, mussels, oysters, sea urchins, shrimp) from their natural habitat.

The annual Mississippi commercial blue crab landings (in million pounds) are shown below.

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Source of raw data: NOAA Fisheries.

The economic impacts of the Mississippi crab industry can be viewed at this LINK.

The annual commercial blue crab landings from all five GOM states (in million pounds) are shown below.


Source of raw data: NOAA Fisheries.

The annual commercial blue crab landings (in million pounds) and average exvessel prices ($/lb) in the United States are shown below.

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Source of raw data: NOAA Fisheries.

Posadas, Benedict C. and Benedict Kit A. Posadas, Jr. 2011. Baseline Economic Information of Mississippi Commercial Crabbing Sector, 2000-2010. Gulf Oil Spill Assessment Marine Sector Monthly Report. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.