Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks

Creating Artificial Reefs in the Mississippi Coastal Waters

Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and monitoring fishing reefs off the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The foremost intent of the Fishing Banks is to improve Mississippi’s fishing and diving. We work closely together with the help and support from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) and their Artificial Reef Program to enhance our artificial reefs and marine ecosystem one reef at a time. MDMR in conjunction with Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks has developed 15 permitted offshore reef sites. These sites combined cover approximately 16,000 acres, with sites ranging from eight to 10,000 acres. The sites located north of the barrier islands and consist of concrete rubble. The sites located south of the barrier islands consist of concrete culverts, steel hull vessels and “Florida Limestone” artificial reef pyramids. Our members come from all walks of life including sport fishermen, charter boat skippers, SCUBA divers, commercial fishermen, spearfishermen, or just the average “Joe” interested in Mississippi’s offshore fishing.

All are invited to participate and help out in any way possible!

Join us!

Donate to MGFB or become a member today! Our annual dues are just $10 and all donations are tax deductible. Every dollar helps advance our mission of developing and monitoring reefs off the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

The F/V G.P. Chauvin, a former menhaden fishing vessel, was intentionally sunk off the coast of Biloxi, Mississippi on July 27. It will now serve a second life as a habitat for many Gulf marine species, creating a new biodiversity hotspot and a new destination for divers and recreational fishermen.

Map of our Meeting Location

Our Meeting Location

Biloxi Yacht Club
408 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39530

There is a $10 annual fee to join MGFB. You can also make a general donation to MGFB, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donation is tax deductible and you will be recognized by the group at our monthly meetings.

Meeting Information

Please join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the Spinnaker Room at the Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. (No meeting in December)