Message from the Executive Director
Mississippi Saltwater Fishing
The Mississippi Gulf Coast is home to some of the nation’s most productive waters along the Gulf of Mexico and provides residents and tourists with the best seafood around.
Generations of commercial fishermen, processors and dealers depend on our unique coastal waters and have earned their living from the nutrient-rich resources of the Mississippi Sound and Gulf. Recreational fishermen can cast their lines from a boat or from one of the many piers along the Coast.
Whether you fish for your livelihood or just for fun, the 2020-2021 Saltwater Fishing Official Guide to Rules and Regulations will help make sure you have all the information you need for a successful trip on the water.
The Mississippi Saltwater Fishing Official Guide to Rules and Regulations includes size and possession limits for commercial and recreational anglers, as well as information about shrimp, oysters and crabs. The guide includes boat-and-water safety tips and information about the agency’s growing oyster aquaculture program.
The MDMR’s mission is to enhance, protect and conserve the marine interests of Mississippi. On behalf of Gov. Tate Reeves, the men and women who work at this agency are proud to carry out this mission. Enjoy our beautiful waters and recreation!
Joe Spraggins, Executive Director
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources