LICENSING
PAST SALTWATER LICENSE RECORDS REQUESTS

To obtain copies of past saltwater fishing licenses, come by our office with your driver’s license.

RECREATIONAL LICENSES

A saltwater fishing license is required to fish south of Highway 90. Above Highway 90 and below Interstate 10 either a saltwater or freshwater license will suffice, and above Interstate 10 a freshwater license is required. Persons under the age of 16 are exempt. Residents 65 years of age or older can purchase a lifetime license for $7.29.

Recreational saltwater fishing licenses may be purchased online at ms.gov, at the MDMR office, or an authorized agent. Authorized agents are at these coastal locations.

All recreational fishing, shrimp, crab, and oyster licenses will expire one year from the date of purchase.

MS RESIDENT LICENSES

Shrimp

$ 15

Crab

$ 5

Oyster

$ 10

NON-RESIDENT LICENSES

Shrimp - Louisana

$ 100

Shrimp - Alabama, Florida, Texas, Other States

$ 40

Crab - Louisana

$ 60

Crab - Alabama, Florida, Texas, Other States

$ 5

COMMERCIAL LICENSES

All Mississippi resident commercial saltwater licenses must be purchased at the MDMR office in Biloxi:

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Ave
Biloxi, MS 39530
(228) 374-5000

Before coming to the MDMR License Office, please be sure that you have the appropriate documentation for the license you are purchasing. Click here for license purchase requirements.

All commercial licenses expire April 30, including Seafood Dealer and Seafood Processor licenses.

All Charter Boat and Charter Boat Interstate Commerce licenses will expire one year from the date of purchase.

2022 Spotted Seatrout Endorsement Requirements

LICENSE FEES

For a current list of Commercial Licenses and their fees please see the table below. License fees for non-residents may vary. Call the License Office at (228) 374-5000 for current non-resident license fees.

MS RESIDENT LICENSES

SHRIMP
Recreational

$ 15

Shrimp / Captain Under 30′ Boat

$ 60

Shrimp / Captain 30′ to 45′ Boat

$ 85

Shrimp / Captain Over 45′ Boat

$ 110

Mississippi Captain’s License

$ 10

Alabama Resident Shrimp / Captain Under 30′ Boat

$ 130

Alabama Resident Shrimp / Captain 30′ to 45′ Boat

$ 195

Alabama Resident Shrimp / Captain Over 45′ Boat

$ 265

CRAB
Commercial Crab Trawl $       75
Commercial Crab Trap $       75
Recreational Crab Trap $         5
FISH
Fishing Boat License / Gill & Trammel Net $     100
Charter Boat $     200
Commercial Hook and Line / Gig per Vessel $     100
Commercial Hook and Line / Gig per Fisherman $     100
Spotted Seatrout Endorsement $       10
Menhaden Boat / Net $     150
OYSTER
Recreational $       10
Tonging $       60
Dredging $     110
Alabama Resident Tonging $     120
Alabama Resident Dredging $     230
LIVE BAIT
Live-bait Shrimp Dealer $       50
Live-bait Shrimp Boat $     100
Live-bait Minnow $       50
BUSINESS LICENSE
Interstate Commerce $       20
Seafood Dealer / Processor $     100
Menhaden Processor $     500
Seafood Transport License $     100
Alabama Resident Seafood Dealer/Processor $     525
Alabama Resident Seafood Dealer/Vehicle $     130
Louisiana Resident Seafood Dealer/Processor $  1,700
Louisiana Resident Seafood Dealer/Vehicle $       60