The Commission on Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has issued a public notice of intent that would require anyone selling crawfish caught from Mississippi public waters to obtain a commercial fishing license.

The new regulations also provide special permits to remove aquatic nuisance species and targets Asian carp and gar. These are only a few of the changes projected for these statewide regulations.

"These changes provide more opportunities for commercial anglers," MDWFP Fisheries Bureau Director Ron Garavelli said. "The new language also clearly defines certain types of gear and techniques the fishermen can use." 

The Fisheries Bureau would like your input on these changes, which can be viewed here.