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 email@example.com. 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
Waterman's card and oyster user fee $10,000 or best offer.
VA oyster user fee - all gear for sale for $8,000.00
Call 757-387-0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Retiring and selling the following as a package. Commercial waterman card, crab trot line license, Class A gill net permit, 2 one thousand foot cat fish trot line, 6 three hundred feet small mash gill net with markers and anchors, 1000 ft. crab trot line for $6,000.00 Contact Johnny Burch at 804-761-1227.
Commercial Fishing license for sale $1800.
Call Sonny Hicks 757-595-4227.
Potomac Crab Pot License 300 pots $7500 call 804-366-1162
Commercial card: $2000.00
Class A gill net license: $2000.00
210 Peeler Pot : $3000.00
Call or Text 703-296-8511
VA Waterman card
Contact Richard Turner 301-751-1276
Commercial card $2,700 (or best offer)
Contact Jonas with any inquiries:
Commercial hook and line license
Call Michael at 757-971-0009
85 pot license with 70 pots
210 peeler license
Call or Text Jason 804-314-9899
Watermans card and oyster user fee
$8500. Call 757-775-9166
Commercial card $2,000
Also for sale:
Hand oyster dredge $300
Oyster baskets (16) $12.00 each or best offer
Please call Ms. Pruitt at 757-710-9251
Commercial waterman's card, and Oyster user fee for sale.
$10,000 obo contact Don at 804-815-6962.
Commercial card and 255 crab pot license for $14,000
Call 757-787-2833 AFTER 6PM
Commercial card for $2,000
Call 757-787-2833 AFTER 6PM
oyster user fee for sale 10000 or a crab license trade and 5000.
OYSTER USER LICENSE FOR SALE
PLEASE TEXT 757-254-6837Added 8/21/19
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
Commercial Registration License and oyster user fee together
Price $10,000 a little flexible
210 active peeler pot license
$3500.00 or best offer.
Please call 757-694-4076 and ask for Joe.
For sale Commercial Hook and line license
Call...Floyd Gibbs at 252-943-40141
Peeler pot license, 300 pots.
Class A Gill Net License for Sale, price is 2000.00 or best offer.
Telephone number is 804-761-5948Added 5/30/2019
15 crab traps 5 at a time or all.
804-840-2097 Added 5/28/19
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
or email email@example.comAdded 4/3/19
Peeler Pot License (210 or less) $ 4800
Call or text 804-761-3754 Updated 3/11/19
Crab trot line license $1500.00 obo
Call Ray (757) 709-8257Added 2/27/19
Peeler Pot License
Call 804-436-2456 Updated 2/26/19
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
O.B.O. call 757-345-8412Added 2/25/19
For Sale: Oyster User Fee License
757-824-5793 Added 2/15/19
Oyster User Fee $8,000
please call 757-824-3539 or 757-894-5776 Added 2/14/19
For Permanent Sale, 2019 Class "A" Guide License. $2500 OBO.
contact: David at 757-678-3718 or firstname.lastname@example.org Added 1/31/19
Class A gillnet permit
Call or text Robert
(757-771-4381) Added 1/30/19
Potomac River 285 crab pot license, $7500 obo
Call or Text 804 456
6299 Added 1/29/19
Virginia 210 Peeler Pot License, active, ready to go. $4,000
text, or email (804)436-5107, email@example.com Added
Commercial license, $2000.
Call 804-586-1863, Mary Ashley Added 1/22/19
For Trade: have 170/255 crab license looking to trade for a 425 license and
Call Crabbe at 757-617-1940 Added 01/20/2019
Crab hand scrape license. ($500 negotiable)
Conch well permit.
Wish to purchase 85 pot crab pot license.
Call or Text 804-240-6831
Wish to purchase VA waterman's card.
Call or Text 757-710-2626
Wanting to purchase an Oyster license to work in Virginia.
Please call Rudy Shores @ 757-891-2245.
Looking to buy up to 5 Peeler Trap (shore pound) licenses, please call or
text Mike at 703-919-2723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Wanting to buy VA comercial card and oyster user fee.
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
Wanted: 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 : email@example.com Added 2/6/19