Golden Fisherman statue returns to Biloxi
For the first time since it was stolen after Hurricane Katrina, the iconic Golden Fisherman statue will cast his net once again over the Biloxi Bay.
This coming Thursday, the Golden Fisherman, which long stood to represent the Coast’s seafood heritage, will again take its place in front of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. The seven foot statue, crafted in Italy, will stand upon a granite base adorned with plaques with over 800 seafood industry family names.
The museum worked diligently to save the original Golden Fisherman, but damage over time and the dismantling of the statue after it was stolen made it impossible to do so. Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Executive Director Robin Krohn-David said, “The Golden Fisherman means so much to so many people. The reason we did this is because I received so many phone calls saying ‘please bring the Golden Fisherman back.’ It meant so much and it stands for all the history and heritage of all the past seafood industry workers that threw the cast net, that grew up in the seafood industry. It just means a lot.”
The unveiling of the new statue will take place Thursday, May 31st at 7:15 p.m. in front of the museum.