Alabama is the No. 1 processor of oysters in the U.S., one of the largest processors of crab, and is also known as the red snapper capital of the world. The Alabama seafood industry provides jobs for more than 8,000 people eager to provide fresh seafood to consumers. Its quality and taste beautifully illustrates their culture, passion, and dedication. From oysters to shrimp, Alabama’s seafood industry has a statewide economic impact of more than $336 million, including more than $135 million in generated income. Learn more at http://eatalabamaseafood.com/.
Florida fishermen catch more than 85 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 97 percent of the stone crab supply comes from Florida waters. Florida seafood generates a total sales impact of $650 million. Learn more at www.fl-seafood.com.
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 producer of shrimp, crawfish, alligator and oysters in the United States, and the number two producer of fish and blue crab. Louisiana wild-caught seafood provides jobs for 29,185 people, generating income totaling $574 million and sales of $1.7 billion. Learn more at www.louisianaseafood.com.
Mississippi offers a delicious supply of blue crab, shrimp, grouper, and many other seafood items. Mississippi is one of the top three oyster producers in the United States, and 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 www.msseafood.com/.
Texas is one of the top producers of “quality, wild shrimp” in the nation, consistently providing large, flavorful shrimp to grocery stores and restaurants nationwide. Texas also produces oysters, snapper, and other seafood for retailers and consumers around the nation. Texas seafood generates $846 million in sales and provides 14,134 jobs for Texans. Learn more at http://www.gotexan.org.