Other Commercial Licenses

The persons selling and purchasing licenses are responsible for their own terms and conditions. The VMRC will not participate in any negotiations between the two parties. The license regulations are not intended to create any property right in anyone, and the Commission reserves the right to change regulations 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 physical transfer of any license must be approved by the Marine Resources Commission. When you are ready to proceed with the physical transfer of a license call (757) 247-2248, for information on how to proceed with the legal transfer.  Note that as of 2009, some inactive crab licensees have been put on a waiting list and are not eligible to purchase an active crab license - make sure when you plan to obtain a transferred crab license that the license will be authorized to actively crab and is not "wait listed" (this should also be checked by MRC personnel when you do the official transfer).

If you are a VA registered commercial fisherman and wish to be added to this list, email the information you wish to post to web.info@mrc.virginia.gov. You must include your commercial registration number. Items more than one year old will be automatically removed; if you would like your information removed from the list earlier please send an email to the address above.

Information is posted in reverse chronological order.

Licenses for Sale

For Sale
Commercial card $1,800
Please call Anthony at 808-443-7587

Added 9/18/2019
For Sale
Commercial card $2,000
Also for sale:
Hand oyster dredge $300
Oyster baskets (16) $12.00 each or best offer
Motor for oyster rig $50.00

Please call Ms. Pruitt at 757-710-9251

Added 9/11/2019
For Sale
Commercial waterman's card, and Oyster user fee for sale.
$10,000 obo contact Don at 804-815-6962.
Added 9/9/19
For Sale
Commercial card and 255 crab pot license for $14,000
Call 757-787-2833 AFTER 6PM
Added 8/28/19
For Sale
Commercial card for $2,000
Call 757-787-2833 AFTER 6PM
Added 8/28/19
For Sale
oyster user fee for sale 10000 or a crab license trade and 5000.
Call 894-2191
Added 8/21/19
For Sale
PLEASE TEXT 757-254-6837
Added 8/21/19
For Sale
Virginia Commercial Waterman's card $2,700.
Commercial Hook and Line License $5,500.
Class A Gill Net License $1,500.

Please call 804-450-4480
Added 8/14/19
For Sale
Commercial Registration License and oyster user fee together

Price $10,000 a little flexible

Call 757-775-9166
Updated 8/14/19
For Sale
210 peeler pot for $2000 call or text Jason 804-314-9899
Added 6/25/19
For Sale
210 active peeler pot license $3500.00 or best offer. Please call 757-694-4076 and ask for Joe.

Added 6/21/19
For Sale
For sale Commercial Hook and line license Call...Floyd Gibbs at 252-943-40141

Added 6/19/19
For Sale
Peeler pot license, 300 pots. $3000.00 firm 804-725-7221

Added 6/12/19
For Sale
Class A Gill Net License for Sale, price is 2000.00 or best offer.

Telephone number is 804-761-5948
Added 5/30/2019
For Sale
15 crab traps
5 at a time or all.

Added 5/28/19
For Sale
oyster user fee only 7800 obo

Also peeler pot license 210 with 80 pots a roll of wire and some pots that need work for 5000 obo

Call 804-384-3006

or email  allenpowell9703@gmail.com
Added 4/3/19
For Sale
Peeler Pot License (210 or less)
$ 4800

Call or text 804-761-3754

Updated 3/11/19
For Sale
Crab trot line license
$1500.00 obo

Call Ray (757) 709-8257
Added 2/27/19    
For Sale
Peeler Pot License

$5,000 OBO

Call 804-436-2456

Updated 2/26/19
For Sale
1991 Kinnamon 35', new paint, just off railway
350 Crusader engine, fully marine, in good shape

Commercial card, Oyster licensing
255 crab pot license, gill net license

lots of extras

$40,000.00 O.B.O. call 757-345-8412
Added 2/25/19
For Sale
For Sale: Oyster User Fee License


Please call 757-824-5793
Added 2/15/19
For Sale
Oyster User Fee $8,000

please call 757-824-3539 or 757-894-5776

Added 2/14/19
For Sale
For Permanent Sale, 2019 Class "A" Guide License. $2500 OBO.

Please contact: David at 757-678-3718 or dat556@gmail.com

Added 1/31/19
For Sale
Class A gillnet permit

Price $2500

Call or text Robert (757-771-4381)

Added 1/30/19
For Sale
Potomac River 285 crab pot license, $7500 obo

Call or Text 804 456 6299

Added 1/29/19
For Sale
Virginia 210 Peeler Pot License, active, ready to go. $4,000

Call, text, or email (804)436-5107, irvindeihl@gmail.com

Added 1/29/19
For Sale
Commercial license, $2000.

Call 804-586-1863, Mary Ashley

Added 1/22/19
For Trade
For Trade: have 170/255 crab license looking to trade for a 425 license and cash.

Call Crabbe at 757-617-1940

Added 01/20/2019
For Sale
watermans card: $1750
Class A gillnet: $3000
Several pound net licences, nets,
Pound net horseshoe crab license,
General category horseshoe crab..
Best offer.

Please text: 757-350-1271

Updated 1/9/2019
For Sale
Commercial license for sale $2000

Please call 804-586-1863 Herman Green.
Added 1/7/19
For Trade
For Trade: commercial hook and line license for a active crab license. Please call (804) 815-8912 for more information.

Added 1/2/19
For Sale
Virginia Commercial Registration License: $1,500.00 Contact 540-498-8945. Please call or text for more information.

Added 01/2/2019
For Sale
Waterman's card

call 757-678-6664

Added 12/27/18
For Sale



Added 12/3/18
For Sale
425 crab pot license $23,000

Call or text 757-679-8910
Updated 12/3/18
For Sale
Class A Gill Net Permit

$2000 OBO

Call 757-710-8299

Added 11/27/18
For Sale
PRFC 285 crab pot license. $8500.

Call or text Sam at 540-834-6865.

Added 11/27/18
For Sale
256-425 crab pot license and 1986 25ft Parker with 2008 250 Suzuki
$45k for both or $25k separate

Text only at 757-343-2285
Added 11/16/2018
For Sale
210 Peeler Pot License For Sale. Active, ready to go. $4000 Call Lee
(804)436-5107 Also willing to trade for active 85 Crab Pot License and Card or Oyster Hand Scrape License.
Added 11/15/18
For Sale
Commercial Hook & Line License

Call Steve at 252-489-5022

Added 11/2/2018
For Sale
Harvest card
Class A gill net
approx 10 nets, 4" to 8"
20 ft. commercial Seahawk
with 115 Johnson & trailer

$11,500.00 for all

call 804-761-0907

Added 10/29/18
For Sale
Conch Pot License

Asking price is $3500 obo

Call 757-710-6665

Added 10/26/18
For Sale
Commercial Hook and Line License for Sale.

Call 804-453-5303.

Ask for George

Added 10/23/18
For Sale
Virginia waterman's card and 170/255 crab pot license for sale, $14,500.

Call 757-621-3562

Added 10/16/18
For Sale
256/425 crab pot license and Waterman's card. $21000

Call or text Mason at 757-510-1084

Added 10/16/18
For Sale
1.) 255 Pot Hard Crab License
2.) 24' Boat and trailer with everything needed
3.) 120 Crab pots used 4 months- ready to go extra frames, bouys, dip tank, oyster dredges and hydraulic stump rig.

All or Part - Call 804-436-5487 for more info and prices.

Added 10/1/18  

Licenses Wanted

Wish to purchase VA waterman's card.

Call or Text 757-710-2626

Added 07/24/19
Wanting to purchase an Oyster license to work in Virginia.

Please call Rudy Shores @ 757-891-2245.

Added 07/09/19
Looking to buy up to 5 Peeler Trap (shore pound) licenses, please call or text Mike at 703-919-2723 or email jacksoncreek1152@gmail.com

Added 5/30/19
Looking to buy a oyster user fee ready for transfer

Contact Justin at 757-778-5472

Added 5/28/19
Looking to purchase a commercial card for my kid.

Please call or text 757-871-9246 if you have one available.

Added 5/21/19
Will trade 24 privateer with 2019 Yamaha 150 for 255 crab license

Txt 804-725-6150
Added 5/21/19
Wanting to buy VA comercial card and oyster user fee.

Call/text 323-470-0139

Added 5/8/19
Want to buy 85 crab pot license. Call or text 804-436-3480 don't need Watermans's card.

Added 4/18/19
1. 255 crab pot license, will consider a VA card if seller does not want to break-up licenses
2. Also, will consider a 150 pot license.
3. Open to agent agreement for 2019 for either above licenses.

Text to (757) 656-9298 or Email : serestongroup@gmail.com

Added 2/6/19
Want to buy 255 hard crab (804-725-6150)

Added 1/9/19
VA. Card and 255 hard crab pot license.
Terry Drumheller.757-201-4347

Added 1/4/19
VA Commercial fisherman license and oyster user fee

Contact Rob @ 757-367-2727
Added 12/6/18

Wanted: Watermen's Harvest Card.

Call Thomas Preston 540-369-5011

Added 10/16/18

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