Seafood museum opens nominations for hall of fame

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Heritage Hall of Fame class.

Nominations, open to individuals who have shown dedication to honoring the tradition of the maritime and seafood industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, are for the following four categories: Boat Owner/Captain/Commercial Fisherman, Commercial Seafood Processing Companies, Industry Tradesmen (which includes factory workers and owners, boat builder, trawl maker, blacksmith, and various trades that supported maritime purposes, supplier of products to the trade and any and all various related fields) and Boat Name.

Anyone interested in submitting a nomination may do so by Aug. 30. Nominations forms and requirements are available at the museum, 115 E 1st St., and online at

The inductees, totaling 20 for this year, will be recognized during a ceremony on Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. 
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View the 2018 Heritage Hall of Fame nomination form


News & Notes: Weekend preview, City Desk, Swimming lessons

Weekend preview: Rodrigue’s Blue Dog: Discovering Late Works on Canvas and Metal exhibit continues at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi Bulls Dog Show will be at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, Michael Grimm and Robert Irvine each perform at the IP, Isley Brothers will be at the Beau Rivage and Great American Speakeasy with Joe Piscopo, Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra will be at the Hard Rock.  To see a complete calendar of events, click here.

City Desk: The weekly City Desk podcast recorded at City Hall, this week recaps the Blues Over Biloxi airshow and citywide development.  To listen, click here.

Swimming lesson registration:  The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will hold registration for its fall swimming lessons beginning Monday, Aug. 13 at the Biloxi Natatorium.  Registration is open to Biloxi and non-Biloxi residents from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  To see the flyer and schedule, click here.