Department of Marine Resources

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Mississippi Saltwater Fishing

State of Mississippi

The Honorable Tate Reeves, Governor

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

Joe Spraggins, Executive Director

Commission on Marine Resources

Mark Harvard II, Chairman
Recreational Sports Fishermen
Jackson County

Ronnie Daniels, Vice Chairman
Charter Boat Operators
Harrison County

Steve Bosarge
Commercial Fishermen
Jackson County

Richard Gollott
Commercial Seafood Processors
Harrison County

Natalie Guess
Nonprofit Environmental Organizations
Hancock County

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1141 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, MS 39530

228-374-5000 • dmr.ms.gov

The information provided in this guide is an overview of regulations in effect as of April 30, 2020, concerning saltwater fishing in Mississippi’s marine waters prepared in accordance with Mississippi Code Annotated §49-15-18. However, this guide is not, nor is it intended to be, a definitive publication of all regulations pertaining to saltwater fishing in Mississippi. Complete texts of all regulations and statutes are available at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the MDMR website. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this guide, readers are reminded that in the event of a conflict between state statute and CMR regulations, state statute will take precedence. If you are fishing in another state or in federal waters, please consult fishing regulations that would be applicable. Readers are further reminded that all regulations are subject to change.

Federal regulations may differ from state regulations. For federal regulations, contact the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council at 888-833-1844 or gulfcouncil.org.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council offers a free fishing regulations app for the Android and the iPhone. The apps provide immediate access to the most up-to-date commercial and recreational federal fishing regulations for species managed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. Visit the App Store or Android Market to download the app.