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Licenses & Fees

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Mississippi Saltwater Fishing

License Fees

Type of License

Resident License Fees

Shrimp
Recreational

$15

Commercial Shrimp/Captain Under 30’ Boat

$60

Commercial Shrimp/Captain 30’ to 45’ Boat

$85

Commercial Shrimp/Captain Over 45’ Boat

$110

Mississippi Captain’s License

$10

Crab
Recreational Crab Trap

$5

Commercial Crab Trawl

$75

Commercial Crab Trap

$75

Fish
Recreational Saltwater Fishing License*

$12.29 **

Fishing Boat License/Gill & Trammel Net

$100

Charter Boat

$200

Commercial Hook and Line/Gig per Vessel

$100

Commercial Hook and Line/Gig per Fisherman

$100

Menhaden Boat/Net

$150

Lifetime License (for 65 and older)***

$7.29

Saltwater Minnow****

$50

Oyster
Recreational

$10

Commercial Tonging*****

$60

Commercial Dredging*****

$110

Live Bait Shrimp
Live-bait Shrimp Dealer

$50

Live-bait Shrimp Boat

$100

Business License
Interstate Commerce

$20

Seafood Dealer/Processor******

$100

Menhaden Processor

$500

Seafood Transport License

$100

Fresh Product Permit

No Charge

License Sales

Payment Methods Accepted:

  • Cash
  • In-state check (must have MS address)
  • Out-of-state business checks
  • Cashier’s check/money order

The Department of Marine Resources does not accept any credit/debit cards or out-of-state personal checks.

24-Hour License Sales

Call 1-800-546-4868 or purchase online at mdwfp.com/license/fishing.

Purchase at the MDMR

1141 Bayview Avenue,

Biloxi, Mississippi 39530,

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Recreational saltwater fishing licenses

Most Wal-Mart, Kmart, sporting goods stores, bait shops and fishing camps.

For more information call the MDMR at 228-374-5000 or visit dmr.ms.gov/license.