COVID-19 INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has made temporary changes to its business operations for the safety of our employees and the general public. MDMR offices will be closed to the public. Licenses may be purchased by mail or online at ms.gov/mdwfp/licensing/login. For permits or any other inquiries, visit our website at dmr.ms.gov or call 228-374-5000.

LATEST UPDATES

Updated 04/03/2020 (Subject to change. Please check this page regularly.)

  • The following guidance is provided in carrying out and complying with Governor Reeves’ Executive Orders and subsequent guidance:
    • Commercial fishing is defined as an Essential Business and may continue to operate. However, every effort should be made to comply with the CDC and MSDH guidance of maintaining 6 ft of distancing and no gatherings of 10 or more people. 
    • Recreational boating and fishing does not meet the definitions of the Governor’s Executive Order.   
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