Fishing licenses available in Pass Christian

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Get your rod and reels ready. Starting this Wednesday through June, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will sell commercial fishing licenses in Pass Christian.
Marine patrol officers will be at MDMR’s oyster check station in the Pass Christian Harbor from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday through June 2.
Fishermen wanting to purchase a commercial license should bring their boat registration and driver’s license. Melissa Scallan with the Department of Marine Resources public relations said, “They generally need to get a fishing license, renew it, before shrimp season begins in June. We’re going to offer that for them. We have a good number of fishermen who launch from Pass Christian and they live in that area so we’re going to offer that to them so they don’t have to drive to Biloxi to get their license.”
Fishing licenses expire on April 30th.

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Laurene Callander was born and raised in the small town of Branchburg, New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University and received her BA in Journalism and Media Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship and earned a Sports Journalism Certificate. Even though she is from New Jersey, you can find her rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers during football season. Laurene worked at Rutgers Television Network where she hosted the University's live morning show "Wake Up Rutgers". During her senior year she interned at The Dr. Oz Show in the publicity department, and ended her college career with an internship at News 12 New Jersey. Laurene is excited to live in the South for the first time. When she is not at WXXV you can find her in the gym, by the pool, or exploring new places on the Gulf Coast.

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