The Golden Fisherman is one of the largest free standing statues in Mississippi standing an impressive 16 feet. The statue was unveiled in Biloxi in 1977 to commemorate the city’s seafood heritage and celebrate a newly redeveloped downtown. The original fisherman was primarily funded by the fishing community and this year you can participate in returning this cultural icon to the coastal community.
In 2005 the Statue was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina and unfortunately stolen and removed from Mississippi by scrap metal scavengers. Law Enforcement returned what remained of the dismantled statue back home to the Gulf Coast in 2006.
The Golden Fisherman Restoration Project -Phase1 is brought to you by the City of Biloxi, The MS Department of Marine Resources, The MS Tideland Trust Fund, Gulf Coast National Heritage Area, and The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum.
THE GOLDEN FISHERMAN TIMELINE
THE FISHERMAN PROJECT
The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum invites you to participate in the Fisherman Project in Biloxi MS.