Seafood museum to usher in new Hall of Fame class

Individuals who have helped shape the seafood industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be honored this weekend with induction into the Heritage Hall of Fame.

The ceremony, hosted by the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Museum, 115 First St., and will include the induction of 44 men and women.

“These men and women came from many countries, looking for opportunities, committed to family and tradition, with an overwhelming will to succeed,” Museum Executive Director Robin David said.  “The stories of each of these men and women tell the story of over 300 years of history, culture and heritage.”

Categories include Boat Captains/Commercial Fisherman/Boat Owners; Seafood Processing Companies; Industry Tradesmen; and Boats. 

Inductees, family and friends are invited to attend the ceremony. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Names of the inductees will displayed in the museum’s library, on the museum’s second floor. 

The Heritage Hall of Fame was established in 2014 by the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum.  The museum itself was established by the city in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  It accomplishes this mission through exhibits, educational events and hands-on activities both outdoors and on the water. 
See the list of inductees
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