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You will need to get your Mississippi boat registration whether you decide to buy a flats boat for fishing the Gulf Coast inshore waters or a bass boat for largemouth bass fishing in the freshwater reservoirs. After receiving your registration, it is also important that you learn all of the MS boating regulations so that you are operating your boat in accordance with state laws.
Some states may require you to have a boating license or take a boating safety course in order to legally operate a boat. There are boater safety courses available that can completed online or in a classroom setting. Since the boating laws and regulations vary from state to state, educate yourself on the laws that apply to you and check for waterway specific rules.
Your boat registration serves as documentation to prove that you are the rightful owner of a vessel. There are registration fees that you will need to pay when you register your boat in Mississippi; however, these fees are used by the state to help sustain our natural resources and promote responsible boating.
Mississippi has its own set of boating rules to protect the waterways and keep everyone who uses them safe.
Learn how to take care of your crew and your boat, while also taking care of our valuable water resources.
Additional resources and information can be found directly on the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks site.
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