22-20-CWS | June 3, 2022
BILOXI, Miss. – Gov. Tate Reeves has appointed Jonathan McLendon to the Mississippi Advisory Commission on Marine Resources (MACMR) representing commercial seafood processors.
McLendon was sworn in at the MACMR meeting held May 17 and his current term will end June 30, 2024. He replaces Richard Gollott, who served on the commission for nearly 17 years.
“Commissioner McLendon will serve as a great asset to our Mississippi Advisory Commission on Marine Resources and provide essential representation for our state’s commercial seafood processors,” said Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Executive Director Joe Spraggins.
Serving as the vice president of Biloxi Freezing and Processing, Inc., for the past 20 years, McLendon is the fourth generation of his family to serve in the seafood business in Biloxi. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, McLendon is also co-founder of the Biloxi Shrimp Co., LLC, and serves as vice president of the American Shrimp Processors Association.
“I am honored and thankful to be asked to serve on the Commission and look forward to supporting the marine resources of our great state,” said McLendon.
McLendon resides in Biloxi with his wife Aimee and two children, Carter and Lillian Grace. He is a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.
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The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at dmr.ms.gov.