UGA Extension Office

Seafood Info

Here are some facts about the seafood industry in Georgia:

Harvesting seafood has been part of the coastal culture of Georgia for centuries.  There are 400,000 acres of saltwater mashes along Georgia’s coast, which is over 1/3 of the east coast marshes. These make great habitats for shrimp, crab, oysters, clams, and mussels to grow.

Georgia’s largest seafood commodity is the famous “White Georgia Shrimp”.

Georgia is the 3rd largest commodity harvester of cannonball jellyfish or “Jellyballs”, as they are known in the industry.  Golden Isles International, in Darien, is home to one of the only US processing plants for jellyballs, which exports most of its product to Asia.

Georgia’s Commercial Seafood Industry accounts for over $1.4 billion in state sales and creates approximately 9,600 jobs each year.

Visit the Sport Fishing Magazine here for more information on regulations for recreational fishing.

Useful Links

Seafood National Partnership Kids Activity Book

Seafood National Partnership Information Booklet (includes information like below)

Meal Alternatives:

Seafood National Partnership Social Media Guide

Seafood National Partnership Omega-3 Guide

Seafood National Partnership Questions & Facts

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Seafood Nutrition Infographic (found below)