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

Waterman's card and oyster user fee $10,000 or best offer.

call 804-450-1023

Added 01/09/20
VA oyster user fee - all gear for sale for $8,000.00 Call 757-387-0333 or email knightb312@gmail.com

Added 12/12/19
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.

Added 12/2/19
Commercial Fishing license for sale $1800.
Call Sonny Hicks 757-595-4227.

Added 12/2/19
Potomac Crab Pot License 300 pots $7500 call 804-366-1162

Added 12/2/19
Commercial card: $2000.00
Class A gill net license: $2000.00
210 Peeler Pot : $3000.00
Call or Text 703-296-8511

Added 11/6/19
VA Waterman card
$2500 obo
Contact Richard Turner 301-751-1276

Added 10/28/19
Commercial card $2,700 (or best offer)
Contact Jonas with any inquiries:

Updated 10/28/19
Commercial hook and line license
$5,000 OBO
Call Michael at 757-971-0009

Added 10/18/19
For Sale
Commercial Card
85 pot license with 70 pots
210 peeler license
Call or Text Jason 804-314-9899
Added 10/7/19
For Sale
Watermans card and oyster user fee
$8500. Call 757-775-9166
Added 9/26/19
For Sale
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

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 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

Licenses Wanted

Crab hand scrape license. ($500 negotiable)
Contact 757-897-0234

Added 1/6/20
Conch well permit.
Contact Jeff


Added 11/26/19
Wish to purchase 85 pot crab pot license.
With/without pots.

Call or Text 804-240-6831

Added 10/15/19
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

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