Who We Represent
The Alabama seafood industry provides jobs for 8,292 people eager to provide fresh Alabama seafood to consumers. From oysters to amberjack and delicious shrimp, Alabama’s seafood industry has an economic impact for the state of more than $336 million, including over $135 million in generated income.
Learn more at http://eatalabamaseafood.com/
Florida fishermen catch more than 83 percent of the nation’s supply of grouper, pompano, mullet, stone crab, pink shrimp, spiny lobsters, and Spanish mackerel. All of the nation’s supply of spiny lobster and 99 of the stone crab supply comes from Florida waters. Florida seafood sales impacts $650 million.
Learn more at www.fl-seafood.com.
Georgia fishermen harvest a variety of seafood with a dockside value of $9.3 million. In 2010, they harvested nearly 7.4 million pounds. Georgia is known for its No. 1 caught seafood: delicious white shrimp, which accounted for more than 3 million pounds of the 2010 harvest. Georgia also harvests blue crab and finfish. The Georgia seafood industry in 2010 was responsible for 7,390 jobs.
Learn more at http://www.marex.uga.edu/seafood/
Louisiana seafood is known around the world for its taste, quality and variety. When you enjoy seafood at home or in a restaurant, chances are it hails from Louisiana. Nearly one-third of the domestic seafood consumed in the contiguous United States comes fresh from Louisiana waters. Louisiana is the No. 1 provider of shrimp, oysters, crab, crawfish, and alligator production in the United States and is a close second in the harvest of fin fish. Louisiana wild-caught seafood provides jobs for 26,403 people, generating income totaling $484 million and sales of more than $1.3 billion.
Learn more at louisianaseafood.com.
Mississippi offers a delicious supply of blue crab, shrimp, grouper and many other seafood items. Mississippi is home to many shrimp processors that work with neighboring states to provide Gulf shrimp throughout the country. Harvested seafood from Mississippi generates $109 million in income to the state and $272 million in sales.
Learn more at http://www.msseafood.com/
North Carolina harvests some of the finest fish and shellfish available anywhere in the world. From the highest peaks of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains to the elegant shores of our Outer Banks, Freshness From North Carolina Waters is a Treasure to be shared. The seafood industry provides 5,518 jobs with $112 million income to the state valuing at $267 million in sales impact.
Learn more at www.ncagr.gov/markets/seafood/.
South Carolina is known for its blue crabs, shrimp and swordfish. South Carolina fishermen have provided $24 million in dockside value and $58 million in sales impact.
Texas is one of the top producers of shrimp in the nation – ensuring there is enough Texas shrimp to go around. The latest in “quick freeze” technology now allows wild-caught shrimp to be frozen after harvest to seal in Texas taste and quality at its flavorful and natural best. Texas also provides snapper, oysters and other seafood for retailers and consumers around the country. Texas seafood generates $846 million in sales and provides14,134 jobs.
Learn more at www.txshrimp.org.
Virginia watermen have been catching Virginia’s renowned blue crabs and 86 other varieties of commercially-valued seafood since the first settlers landed in Jamestown. Thanks to this abundant fishery, Virginia is the nation’s fourth largest seafood producer and the largest on America’s Atlantic coast. Virginia is the nation’s third largest producer of marine products with total landings of over 495 million pounds in 2010. The dockside value to watermen alone was more than $280 million, with a sales impact of $773 million. Virginia also ranks as the largest seafood production state on the East Coast. Virginia’s watermen harvest 50 commercially valuable species from some 620,000 acres of water. Among these traditional species (in order of economic value) are sea scallops, blue crabs, croaker, striped bass, spot, flounder and catfish.
Learn more at www.virginiaseafood.org.