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Employment Contributions of Seafood and Fish Markets in the Gulf of Mexico States and United States

The seafood-retailing sector corresponds to the “fish and seafood markets” and “restaurant establishments” serving seafood products.

The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS, 2011) code 445220 or “fish and seafood markets” comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing fresh, frozen, or cured fish and seafood products.

The eating and drinking places sector includes “full-service restaurants” and limited-service restaurants” in the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS, 2011). 

  • NAICS code 722110 or “full-service restaurants” industry comprises of establishments primarily engaged in providing food services to patrons who order and are served while seated (i.e., waiter/waitress services) and pay after eating. 

  • NAICS code 722211 or “limited-service restaurants” industry comprises of establishments primarily engaged in providing food services (except snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars) where patrons generally order or select items and pay before eating. 

Employment or job contributions are expressed in terms of a mix of both full-time and part-time jobs. The total economic contribution is the sum of direct, indirect and induced effects. The total job contributions of the fish and seafood markets in the Gulf of Mexico states and the entire USA are shown below:

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Source of raw data: NOAA Fisheries.

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Source: EMSI.

Posadas, B.C. 2017. Fish and Seafood Markets Employment and Incomes in the Gulf of Mexico and the United States. Mississippi MArketMaker Newsletter, 7(22).

**Posadas, B.C. 2015. Economic Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to Mississippi Seafood, and Commercial and Recreational Fishing Sectors. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1218, Mississippi State, Mississippi.

**Posadas, B.C. and B.K.A. Posadas, Jr. 2013. License and Size Profiles of Mississippi Seafood, and Commercial and Recreational Fishing Sectors. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1206, Mississippi State, Mississippi. 

**Posadas, BC. and B.K.A. Posadas, Jr. 2013. Estimation of the Baseline for the Assessment of the Economic Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill to the Mississippi Commercial Fishing Sector. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1204, Mississippi State, Mississippi.