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.
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.
20-41-CWS | May 27, 2020 BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources approved today to extend the expiration date to June 30, 2020,
20-28-CWS | April 10, 2020 BILOXI, Miss. – In order to comply with Executive Order 1466, the Commission on Marine Resources approved today to suspend
20-26-CWS | April 3, 2020 BILOXI, Miss. – The following guidance is provided in carrying out and complying with Governor Tate Reeves’ Executive Orders and