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Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico and United States commercial softshell 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 softshell blue crab landings (in million pounds) and average exvessel prices ($/lb) in Mississippi 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 softshell blue crab landings from all five GOM states (in million pounds) and average exvessel prices ($/lb) in the Gulf States are shown below.

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Source of raw data: NOAA Fisheries.

The annual commercial softshell 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, 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. Commercial Blue Crab Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico States. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 15, Aug. 2, 2017.