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Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico and United States commercial oyster landings, imports and consumption  

In order to understand the magnitude of the negative economic impacts of natural and technological disasters to Commercial Oystering in the coastal counties, multi-year baseline economic information about the sector in all the five Gulf of Mexico (GOM) states are currently being compiled from various secondary sources.

Commercial Oystering 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 commercial oyster landings, imports, and per capita consumption in Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico States, and United States (in million pounds of meat) and landing values (in million dollars at current prices) are shown in the figures below.

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Posadas, B.C. 2018. Economic Contributions of the MS Seafood Industry by Major Species in 2015. MSU Extension Publication 3194 and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Publication MASGP-17-070. Mississippi State University, Mississippi.

Posadas, B.C. 2017. Commercial Eastern Oyster Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico States. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 17, Sep. 17, 2017.

Posadas, B.C. and B.K.A. Posadas, Jr. 2017. Economic Impacts of the Opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway to the Mississippi Oyster Fishery. Journal of Food Distribution Research Society, 48(1).  

Posadas, B.C. and B.K.A. Posadas, Jr. 2017. Economic Impacts of the Opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway to the Mississippi Oyster Fishery. Mississippi State University Extension Service publication 2846 and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant publication MASGP-11-041. Mississippi State, Mississippi. 

Posadas, B.C. Mississippi Oyster Season to Open in October. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 18, Sep. 28, 2016.