Mississippi Saltwater Fishing
Type of License
Resident License Fees
|Commercial Shrimp/Captain Under 30’ Boat|| |
|Commercial Shrimp/Captain 30’ to 45’ Boat|| |
|Commercial Shrimp/Captain Over 45’ Boat|| |
|Mississippi Captain’s License|| |
|Recreational Crab Trap|| |
|Commercial Crab Trawl|| |
|Commercial Crab Trap|| |
|Recreational Saltwater Fishing License*|| |
|Fishing Boat License/Gill & Trammel Net|| |
|Charter Boat|| |
|Commercial Hook and Line/Gig per Vessel|| |
|Commercial Hook and Line/Gig per Fisherman|| |
|Lifetime License (for 65 and older)***|| |
|Saltwater Minnow****|| |
|Commercial Tonging*****|| |
|Commercial Dredging*****|| |
Live Bait Shrimp
|Live-bait Shrimp Dealer|| |
|Live-bait Shrimp Boat|| |
|Interstate Commerce|| |
|Seafood Dealer/Processor******|| |
|Seafood Transport License|| |
|Fresh Product Permit|| |
* Valid for recreational methods of taking finfish south of U.S. Interstate 10.
** License fee of $10 plus $2.29 processing and agent fees.
*** Residents 65 years of age or older are required to purchase a lifetime recreational saltwater fishing license for a small one-time fee of $5 plus $2.29 processing and agent fees.
**** In order to catch or transport saltwater minnows for sale, fishermen must obtain a saltwater minnow license.
***** A valid MS Shellfish Harvester Education certificate must be presented by the boat owner at time of license purchase.
****** A valid MS Shellfish Dealers Education certificate must be presented by the business representative at time of license purchase.
Each seafood dealer/processor is required to complete Mississippi trip tickets provided by the MDMR. Commercial fishermen who land and sell their catch to anyone except a licensed Mississippi dealer/processor are required to complete trip tickets and be in possession of a fresh product permit.
License fees for nonresidents may vary. Call the MDMR at 228-374-5000 for current license fees if you are a nonresident.