University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Dr.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Fax: (228) 872-4204
Harriet Perry University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Primary COSEE Affiliation:
- Gulf of Mexico
Interaction with COSEE Network:
Harriet M. Perry is Director of the Center for Fisheries Research and Development, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and a member of the faculty of the Department of Coastal Marine Sciences at USM. Harriet began working at the GCRL in 1968 and has conducted research on zooplankton communities, blue crab recruitment, population dynamics of various marine/estuarine species, fishery development, invasive species, and blue crab aquaculture. She is a member of the Special Stone Crab Committee, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Crab Subcommittee, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; SEAMAP Plankton Workgroup; Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel on Invasive Species, and the Mississippi Crab Taskforce. Two of the programs Harriet has worked on have received Gulf Guardian Awards; The Alabama/Mississippi Rapid Assessment and the Gulf of Mexico Regional Project to remove derelict and abandoned crab traps from Gulf waters.