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The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, under the authority of Section 49-5-107, Mississippi Code of 1972, adopted regulations listed in Public Notice M4-3201 pertaining to nongame wildlife deemed to be in need of management.
Species of wildlife deemed to be in need of management can be propagated in captivity for commercial purposes only under a permit issued by MDWFP. Captive propagators are also required to have a valid Mississippi Commercial Fishing License. Species of wildlife considered to be in need of management in Mississippi, along with other conditions and requirements for issuance of a captive propagation permit, are listed in Public Notice M4-3201.
Persons wishing to apply for a commercial captive propagation permit should fill out the permit application form and mail it along with a photocopy of their valid commercial fishing license to the address listed on the bottom of the application.