MDMR to host shark identification workshop March 10

20-16-CWS | March 3, 2020

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) will host a shark identification and safe handling workshop Tuesday, March 10, at 9 a.m. in the Bolton Building, located at 1141 Bayview Ave. in Biloxi.


Mississippi residential commercial fishermen who wish to participate in the 2020 commercial shark season in Mississippi territorial waters must possess a fishing boat or a hook and line commercial fishing license, along with a Commercial Shark Endorsement, which can be obtained from MDMR. The fee for the Commercial Shark Endorsement is $10.


If interested in obtaining a commercial shark endorsement, please contact Jonathan Barr at 228-523-4051 or email

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