Fishing the Gulf Coast

The first complete history of Mississippi's seafood industry and those who harvested and processed this coastal bounty.

The seafood industry on the coast of Mississippi has attracted waves of immigrants and other workers—oftentimes folks who were either already acquainted with maritime livelihoods or those who quickly adapted to the resources of the region. For generations the industry has provided employment and sustenance to Coast peoples. Deanne Love Stephens tells their stories and identifies key populations who have worked this harvest. Oyster and shrimp processing were the most significant of these trades, and much of the Gulf Coast's history follows these two delicacies. Harvesting, processing, and marketing oyster and shrimp products built the Mississippi seafood industry and powered the growth of the entire coastal region.

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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Seafood Industry: A People's History (America's Third Coast) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781496833501
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - June 4th, 2021

The seafood industry on the coast of Mississippi has attracted waves of immigrants and other workers--oftentimes folks who were either already acquainted with maritime livelihoods or those who quickly adapted to the resources of the region. For generations the industry has provided employment and sustenance to Coast peoples.