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Recreational Gag season closing; commercial fishing seasons opening, closing

20-86-CWS | December 29, 2020 BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced this week that recreational fishing season for Gag (Mycteroperca microlepsis) will close in Mississippi territorial waters Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.   The commercial season for sharks (aggregated large coastal, hammerheads, black tips and small coastals) …

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MDMR CARES Act online applications reopen for Mississippi residents licensed in other Gulf states

20-85-CWS | December 28, 2020 BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) will reopen CARES Act Section 12005 online applications on the MDMR website to allow all sectors of Mississippi residents who are commercially licensed/permitted (commercial fishermen, charter fishermen and dealer/processors) in another Gulf state to apply for CARES Act funds in Mississippi.  …

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National Boat Safety Week

Dates: May 16, 2020 – May 22, 2020 Recreational boating and water activities are enjoyed by millions of Americans each year. To encourage growth in recreational boating and water activities, the Safe Boating Campaign encourages participation in the best and safest water practices.  For more tips on how you can practice safe boating, visit www.safeboatingcampaign.com/resources/ …

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Celebrate the Gulf

Date: April 10, 2021 Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival was first established in 1991 to teach residents and visitors about the importance of the Gulf of Mexico. The festival is held the first Saturday in April under the beautiful canopy of the live oak trees in War Memorial Park in Pass Christian, Mississippi.  Join …

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Free Fishing Weekend

Dates: June 6, 2020 – June 7, 2020 The first weekend of National Fishing and Boating Week in June of each year is designated as Free Fishing Weekend. Any person may saltwater sport fish without a license in the marine waters of Mississippi (waters south of Interstate 10) during Free Fishing Weekend but still need …

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National Fishing Week

Dates: June 6, 2020 – June 14, 2020 Take the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors during National Fishing Week. Boating and Fishing are fun, stress-relieving activities that you can enjoy with your family and friends anytime. For a list of participation ideas visit www.takemefishing.org Licenses may be purchased at MDMR from 8 a.m. until 12 …

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Operation Dry Water

Dates: July 3, 2020 – July 5, 2020 Operation Dry Water (ODW) is a year-round boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign. During the annual Operation Dry Water heightened awareness and enforcement three-day weekend, law enforcement officers will be on heightened alert for those violating boating under the influence laws. Law enforcement agencies that …

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CMR to meet Tuesday, May 21

19-29-CWS | May 17, 2019 BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources will meet Tuesday, May 21, in Biloxi. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Bolton State Building in the first-floor auditorium. An agenda is attached. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and …

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Marine Patrol cautions boaters about debris entering Gulf from local flooding

19-28-CWS | May 16, 2019 BILOXI, Miss. –The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Office of Marine Patrol advises boaters to use caution while boating in the Mississippi Sound and local tributaries. With the recent amount of rain, numerous logs and debris have drifted from local rivers into the Gulf of Mexico and these navigational hazards can …

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