TYPE OF LICENSE
|RESIDENT LICENSE FEES|
|Shrimp / Captain Under 30' Boat||$ 60|
|Shrimp / Captain 30' to 45' Boat||$ 85|
|Shrimp / Captain Over 45' Boat||$ 110|
|Mississippi Captain's License||$ 10|
|Commercial Crab Trawl||$ 75|
|Commercial Crab Trap||$ 75|
|Recreational Crab Trap||$ 5|
|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|
|Live-bait Shrimp Dealer||$ 50|
|Live-bait Shrimp Boat||$100|
|Live-bait Minnow****||$ 50|
|Interstate Commerce||$ 20|
|Seafood Dealer / Processor||$ 100|
|Menhaden Processor||$ 500|
|Seafood Transport License||$ 100|
All licenses may be purchased at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.
Recreational saltwater fishing licenses may be purchased at most Wal-Mart, Kmart, sporting goods stores, bait shops and fishing camps. Recreational licenses can be purchased at these coastal locations.
A saltwater fishing license is required to fish south of Highway 90. Above Highway 90 and below I-10 either a saltwater or freshwater license will suffice, and above I-10 a freshwater license is required. Persons under the age of 16 are exempt. Effective July 1, 2010, residents 65 years of age or older will be required to purchase a lifetime recreational saltwater fishing license. License fee: $5 plus $2.29 processing and agent fees.
All Mississippi resident commercial saltwater licenses can be purchased at:
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Ave
Biloxi, MS 39530
For more information contact the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources at (228) 374-5000.
All commercial licenses expire April 30, including Seafood Dealer and Seafood Processor licenses.
All recreational fishing, shrimp, crab, oyster as well as Charter Boat and Charter Boat Interstate Commerce licenses will expire one year from the date of purchase.
*Valid for recreational methods of taking fish 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.
****Effective July 1, 2008, in order to catch or transport saltwater minnows, fishermen must obtain a saltwater live-bait license.
License fees for non-residents may vary. Call the Department of Marine Resources at (228) 374-5000 for current license fees if you are a non-resident.
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