COMMERCIAL FISHING

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

In order to comply with Governor Reeve’s Executive Order 1463 dated March 24, 2020, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will not be issuing commercial licenses to in-person applicants until April 17, 2020. 

In the event, the Governor issues a subsequent Order extending the emergency provisions beyond April 17, 2020, the public will be advised accordingly.

Applicants may continue to obtain commercial licenses by mailing a copy of both the boat registration and the boat owner’s driver’s license to the MDMR at 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530.

OYSTER HOTLINE

Mississippi’s water conditions change rapidly, causing oyster reefs and areas to close abruptly.

For current season status, call the Oyster Hotline number 24-hours a day:

  • (228) 374-5167
  • (800) 385-5902

SHRIMP HOTLINE

For information about open and closed areas, call the Shrimp Hotline:

  • (866) WE-TRAWL
  • (866) 938-7295