MDMR announces no seafood transportation fees for Louisiana fishermen

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is doing their part to help our neighboring fishermen in Louisiana.

Due to the impacts of Hurricane Ida, Mississippi is waiving the fee for seafood transport licenses for vessels and fishermen coming into Mississippi from Louisiana with their catch.

Fishermen still may need to obtain the transport license for their vessel or vehicle, but the fee will be waived.

This action is necessary due to the lack of seafood processing facilities in Louisiana. Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United Executive Director Ryan Bradley said, “Due to Hurricane Ida, significant infrastructure has been damaged and displaced in Louisiana. These folks are really having a hard time right now, the least we can do is help our neighbors out in Louisiana and help their fishermen get back working. I think it’s a great thing that we can do this. We’re going to be continuing to talk with the Department of Marine Resources to see if there’s anything more that we can do to help our neighbors out.”

The order will take effect and be enforced through December 31st, 2021.

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