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FLOAT PLANS
NOTICE FOR FLOAT PLAN USAGE

Please be aware that filing a Float Plan with Mississippi Department of Marine Resources does not allow for the following:

  • Retention of more than one possession of any species
  • Filleting of catch outside of Mississippi Territorial waters
MDMR TITLE 22 PART 7 CHAPTER 5 – FILET REGULATIONS

100 It shall be unlawful for commercial or recreational fishermen to possess fish with heads, tails or flesh removed until delivered to the final destination; however, fish may be eviscerated, scaled or have gills removed. Any charter or recreational fishing boat fishing outside the state’s waters in the Gulf of Mexico over 24 hours before returning to land and filing a float plan with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources may possess filleted fish in Mississippi waters.

Said float plan must be received and filed with the Department of Marine Resources prior to departure and during the regular operating hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and a copy of which must be on board said vessel for the duration of the trip.  Said float plan must be submitted on forms provided by the Department of Marine Resources signed by the applicant and official accepting the float plan; and will contain the following information:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Owner of the vessel
  • Name of the vessel captain
  • Official vessel registration number
  • Description of the vessel
  • Date, time and location of departure
  • Destination(s)
  • Anticipated date, time, and location of return

Please complete this form for all for-hire, two-day bag limit trips and public trips. Download the form to your computer, fill it out and hit the “submit” button. Forms will be processed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please allow several working days for your float plan to be processed.

Notice for Float Plan Usage

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