This page is provided as a convenience for individuals looking to buy or sell a commercial fishing authorization. No permission for the transfer is expressed or implied by the Department. All transfer rules remain in effect. It is advised that before you purchase an authorization, you verify that the authorization is valid with the Department.

Complete the form below if you would like to buy or sell a commercial fishing authorization. Your name and contact information will be listed on the web page for others to access. To be removed from the online list please email Sarah Widman at sarah.widman@maryland.gov. Thank you for your interest.

DNR MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ASSUMED LIABILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE.

Please select the authorization you are interested in buying or selling, and then mark the box of either buy or sell.

  License Name Abbreviation
Buying Selling Lease Limited Crab Harvester LCC
Buying Selling Lease Crab Harvester - 300 pots CB3
Buying Selling Lease Crab Harvester - 600 pots CB6
Buying Selling Lease Crab Harvester - 900 pots CB9
Buying Selling Lease Finfish - Hook & Line HLI
Buying Selling Lease Unlimited Finfish Harvester FIN
Buying Selling Lease Unlimited Tidal Fish TFL
Buying Selling Lease Oyster Harvester OYH
Buying Selling Lease Oyster Dredge Boat ODB
Buying Selling Lease Clam Harvester CLM
Buying Selling Lease Conch, Turtles & Lobster CTL
Buying Selling Lease Resident Fishing Guide FGR
Buying Selling Lease Nonresident Fishing Guide FGN

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View the Fisheries Commercial Fishing Authorization Data