TRIP TICKET PROGRAM
The Trip Ticket Program is a system to collect commercial landings and associated information by trip. The collection of landings is one way to monitor the health of Mississippi’s fisheries and the seafood industry. This demonstrates the economic importance of marine resources and provides information on the amount of seafood caught or landed in Mississippi for use in fisheries management.
WHO HAS TO REPORT?
Seafood dealers or processors buying directly from harvesters must complete trip tickets. Commercial fishermen must complete a trip ticket when they are not transferring their catch to a licensed dealer or processor unless otherwise specified by regulation (i.e., selling catch directly to the public). Fishermen not selling to a dealer must be in possession of a Fresh Product Permit.
WHEN ARE TRIP TICKETS DUE?
Trip tickets are due by the 10th of the current month for landings for the preceding month. Dealers or fishermen can send trip tickets as often as they like if all the trip tickets generated in a month are turned in to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) by the 10th of the following month.
TRIP TICKET DOWNLOADS
A commercial fisherman must be in possession of a Fresh Product Permit in order to sell seafood to anyone other than a Dealer/Processor. This permit is a no-cost permit that will be associated with the fisherman’s harvest license.
ELECTRONIC TRIP TICKET SUBMISSION
For Questions contact: MDMR Trip Ticket Office (228) 374-5000