Black Sea Bass Directed Quota or Permits for Sale
|Information on this page is submitted by Registered Commercial
Fishermen who wish to
purchase or lease black sea bass quota, or a black sea bass permit. Fishermen, who currently hold
black sea bass quota and wish to sell or lease the quota, may contact those
listed. If you are a VA
registered commercial fisherman and wish
to be added
to this list, E-mail the information you wish to post to firstname.lastname@example.org
. You must include your MRC ID. Please
in your request how long you would like your information
more than one year old will be removed.
DISCLAIMER: The persons selling and purchasing quota are responsible for their own terms and conditions. The VMRC will not participate in any negotiations between the two parties. Black sea bass quota management is described in Regulation 4 VAC20-950-10 et. seq., the Commission reserves the right to change this regulation at any time it deems it necessary because of biological conditions, and to change the regulation in all other respects at any time it deems it necessary to carry out its statutory mission.
The commercial black sea bass fishery has limited entry. Criteria to participate in the commercial black sea bass fishery is specified by VMRC Regulation 4 VAC20-950-10 et. seq.. Call 757-247-2243 or e-mail Jill Ramsey (Include return e-mail address, name and phone number in body of message) for more information on obtaining a black sea bass Directed or Bycatch permit.
To commercially fish for black sea bass in Virginia, you must be a registered commercial fisherman, have a black sea bass permit and quota for the current year. You must also purchase a current year gear license for the gear you intend to use to catch the fish.
The physical transfer of black sea bass quota must be approved by the Commissioner of Marine Resources and the information regarding the transfer must be noted on the permits that go with the quota transfer. Both parties must agree as to whether the transfer is permanent or temporary. When you are ready to proceed with the physical transfer of quota call (757) 247-2244, for information on how to proceed with the legal transfer.
Information is posted in chronological order.