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Paddlefish Application Form

Mississippi residents 16 years old or older wishing to purchase paddlefish processor, paddlefish processing agent or paddlefish helper permits for the 2013-2014 Paddlefish Commercial Egg Harvest Season much complete an online application for these permits beginning on October 1, 2013 and thru April 9, 2014. 

A Mississippi resident can only purchase one type of Mississippi Paddlefish permit. All applicants must possess a valid Mississippi Resident Freshwater Commercial Fishing License to apply for  Mississippi Paddlefish Permits.

It is necessary for the MDWFP to have contact information on all applicants in order for the MDWFP  to comply with 40 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 3, Rule 3.5 which states "The purchase of any Paddlefish permit is contingent on the condition that permit applicants have not been convicted, within the last three (3)years, of any violations of any state or federal fish and wildlife laws or regulations pertaining to the management of Paddlefish nor have a fish/wildlife violation equivalent to a Class 1 Mississippi violation." All applicants will be notified by mail whether or not they are approved to purchase Mississippi Paddlefish permits.

Mississippi residents are those persons  as set forth in MS Code Section 49-7-9 and incorporating the provisions of 49-7-3(2), Nonresidents cannot apply for or purchase Mississippi Paddlefish Permits.

Paddlefish Application Form