The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is responsible for supporting marketing of Mississippi’s commercial fisheries products including shrimp, oysters, crabs, and commercial finfish. The seafood industry faces many challenges in today’s environment including a high increase in competition, changes in fishery quotas, and new seafood quality standards.
Authority: Section 49-15-307, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, specifies The department shall have the following powers and duties: (f) To develop programs to enhance the marketing of the states recreational and commercial marine resources.
Mission: To promote the states commercial fishing industries including processors, wholesalers, distributors, packagers, seafood market suppliers, aquaculture, to include shrimp, oyster, crab, and finfish.
Vision: To develop an effective marketing strategy through cooperation with Mississippi commercial fishing industries, including local and federal agencies.