MDMR guidance on complying with Gov. Reeves’ Executive Orders

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 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 feet of distancing and no gatherings of 10 or more people. 
  • Recreational boating and fishing do not meet the definitions of the Governor’s Executive Order.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at