General Penalties for Violations

Violating the Seafood Laws and regulations set forth by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) carries significant penalties, as outlined below:

First Offense

  • Minimum fine: $100
  • Maximum fine: $500 (or $500 to $1,000 if committed during a closed season)

Second Offense (within three years)

  • Minimum fine: $500
  • Maximum fine: $1,000

Third or Subsequent Offense (within three years)

  • Minimum fine: $2,000
  • Maximum fine: $4,000
  • Or imprisonment in county jail for up to 30 days
  • Conviction results in revocation of the individual's and boat's right to take seafood from state waters for one year.

Additional Penalties

  • The MDMR may recommend license suspension for up to five days for a first offense and up to 30 days for a second offense.
  • Upon conviction of five seafood violations within five years, license revocation and prohibition of license issuance may be imposed indefinitely.

Administrative Penalties

  • Administrative penalties of up to $10,000 may be imposed for each violation of rules and regulations.

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