The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR), created by the legislature as a new state agency in 1994, manages Mississippi coas...
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR), created by the legislature as a new state agency in 1994, manages Mississippi coastal resources through the authority of the Commission on Marine Resources. The MDMR is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving the marine interests of Mississippi for present and future generations. It manages all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas for the long-term recreational, educational, commercial and economic benefit of everyone. The DMR and the Commission on Marine Resources play an important role in administering Mississippi Seafood Laws, the Mississippi Coastal Wetlands Protection Act, the Public Trust Tidelands Act, the Boat and Water Safety Act, the Derelict Vessel Act, the Non-Point Source Pollution Act, the Magnuson Act, the Wallop-Breaux Sportfish Restoration Act, Marine Litter Act and other state and federal mandates.