Beth Walton

Gulf of Mexico Regional Shellfish Initiative Coordinator
Beth Walton




703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564


Beth Walton serves as the Gulf of Mexico Shellfish Initiative coordinator. She helps find goals common across all the Gulf states to stakeholders in promoting a critical clean water industry that supports the region’s environment, economy and culture.

She engages with each Gulf state to identify ways that will

  1. Protect and enhance the shellfish resources
  2. Help create sustainable water-dependent jobs
  3. Improve the water quality of our numerous Gulf estuaries through these efforts. 

Beth previously worked with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant in 2011-2015. She holds a bachelor's of science degree in zoology from the University of New Hampshire.