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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, E-mail the information you wish to post to . 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 chronological order.

Wish to sell licenses
For Sale:  VA 210 Peeler Pot License

$6000 or best offer. 

Call Doug at 757-602-7673

added 3/23/15
For Sale:  2015 Commercial Registration license (just renewed in February 2015) $2000. Also oyster workboat for sale, needs work and restoration, both available together as package for $3000 total. Boat is currently in Redart, VA. 

Please email: 

added 3/23/15
For Trade:  Virginia 425 crab pot license trade for 255 pot license & Rockfish gill net quota. 


added 3/23/15
For Sale: Commercial Hook & Line License $8,500 

Contact Dane @ 757-672-9266

added 3/12/15
For sale:
class A gill net permit (w nets) ($2,000),
crab hand scrape-single (w scrape) ($500),
crab peeler pot-210 or less ($4000)

call 757-868-9667

added 02/25/2015
For Sale:  Peeler Pot license= $4,500.00
Commercial Registration card= $1,500.00
T. Whittaker

added 3/10/15

100.00 a piece
with plumbing

Call 804-815-9183 ROBERT

added 1/26/15
For Sale:  Virginia 255 crab pot license, 

Contact 757-319-8213. 

$11,000 or best offer. 

added 2/11/15
For sale: 210 Peeler Pot license
call: 804-436-2456

added 2/18/15
For Sale:  127 crab pot license, trot line license, commercial card. $8,500
Contact Ken 804-366-2325 or email

added 1/12/15


CONTACT PAUL 757-343-7757

updated 1/14/15

FOR SALE:  crab peeler pot license and a crab hand scrape license $5000.00.

Call  804-761-4280

added 1/21/15

Wanted:  trade a potomac crab pot license 285 pot for a potomac gill net rockfish quota or $6000.00 call 804-472-2496 

added 1/6/15
For Sale: Virginia Commercial Hook & Line License for sale $5500.00 cash. Please Call 410-430-7234.

updated 11/26/2014
Commercial hook and line for sale 7000.00 
Contact 443-783-0965

updated 12/8/14
For Sale:  Potomac River 285 $7,500.00
VA Commercial card $2000.00
VA 85 pot $ 4,000.00
VA Class A gill net $2,500.00
VA 210 Peeler pot $4,500.00

Call 703-296-8511

added 9/22/14

For Sale:  Commercial Registration License $1200.00 OBO.  Contact Brandon Parks 757-442-6227 757-709-9891

added 8/7/14
For Sale: Potomac River Commercial Crabbing License 300 pots, $8,000 Call: (804) 472-4249.

added 8/11/14
For Sale:  285 pot Potomac River (PRFC) crab license for sale...$8000.00 or best offer...2 available.. Mike 301-259-2537

updated 8/28/14
Virginia Hook & Line License and Commercial Registration Card.
$8,000.00 total for both.
Serious inquiries only
Call - 757-695-1044

added 7/29/14
For Sale: Potomac River commercial hook and line license and 100 rockfish tags. $8,000.00 firm. Call 804-761-1227.

added 7/29/14
For Sale:  85 crab pot license with 85 fully rigged crab pots for $4500. Contact Jeff at 757-639-5200.

added 7/7/14
Wanted: trade a 255 crab pot license for a 425 pot license. Will pay the difference in cash. Cell phone 410-726-4982, William Welch.

added 7/3/14

For Sale:  300 Crab Pot/Peeler Pot Potomac License for sale: $7000, Call Keith 804-724-9515.


added 6/25/2014

For Sale:  Commercial Registration License $1500.00 OBO
Class A Gill Net Permit - $2000.00 OBO
8 - 600ft Gill Nets negotiable
Please call:  804-725-3062 

updated 6/25/2014

For Sale: Virginia Hook & Line License and Commercial Registration Card. Asking $9,000.00 for both or I am willing to sell my 16' Starcraft with new motor and trailer with the license for $12,000.00. Includes rod holders and tackle. Selling due to health issues. Contact Harvey at 443-521-9702.

added 6/10/2014

Virginia conch license for sale $5000 OBO.  202 premium brand new never used conch pots, rigged ready to go $6000 call, 757-709-8854 or Email :

added 6/6/2014

For Sale:  Commercial Card, 85 or less crab pot, 20ft Tail Skimmer (no trailer), and Crab Pot Puller, $6,800.
Please call, 757-228-4006

added 6/4/2014


For Sale:  85 or less crab pot license for $4,000 and a Hook and Line license for $10,000 or OBO.
Please call 757-438-5495, work 757-728-0600. 

added 5/20/14

FOR SALE: 170 - 255 crab pot license.  Asking $9,000 or OBO
Please call 804-776-0801 or 804-363-5730


updated 12/02/2014

For Sale:  210 or less peeler pot license, class a gill net license, pot puller, 175 peeler pots, 50 3/8 frames, 150 pot trailer, pump & 12 tanks(8 fiberglass) $ 15,000.00 call 804-443-7346



added 4/24/14

This business includes a Commercial Waterman's License, Gillnet, Fish pot and eel pots, 10' X 24' Barge with holding pens, live tanks, shed with refrigerator and freezer, 18 foot work boat with 25 hp Evenrude E Tec, small amount of tackle, slip at Marina Shores Marina in Virginia Beach. A steal at $10000. Call Butch at 757-685-2737. 

added 4/23/14

Commercial Card $2000, Crab Pot-85 or less $4,500, Crab Peeler Pot-210 or less $4,500, Class A Gill Net License $2,000, Potomac River License 300 Pots $5,000 Page Westman 804-472-2ll7 (Home) or 804-366-7022 (Cell)

added 4/14/14

For Sale:  Crab Trot Line and Crab Scrape-Single.  Best Offer.

Call Mark @ 757-263-7599



added 3/27/14

For Sale: Crab Peeler Pot-210 or less and Crab Hand Scrape-Double. $7,000. Call 443-397-3765.


updated 03/24/14
Currently have an active 127 pot crab license. Would like to trade for an active 85 pot license plus cash. Call 757-695-1044.


added 3/17/14

170 TO 255 crab pot license for sale $12000.00 obo.
call or text Donnie Starke @ 757-288-6360

added 3/14/14
I have for sale a 210 or less Peeler Pot endorsement. Asking $2200.






Updated 6/12/14
FOR SALE: Current 2014 VA Commercial Registration License($1,200), Crab Pot 170-to 255 License ($10,500), (1) 1H.P. SS/Al. crab pot puller ($850),
Custom aluminum welded mast, aluminum gaft & electric winch set up for oyster aquaculture work boat or barge. Oyster aquaculture upwellers, downwellers,
tanks,manifold system, custom fiberglass tanks, aeration system, Algae lab setup & equipment, fish baskets, totes, Kolpak Walk in Ref/ Freezer, + misc. Serious Inquires only. Please contact: Ray @ (804)314-8590 or 

updated 3/3/14

For Sale:  Commercial Registration Card and Class A Gillnet.  $3,000 or OBO


added 2/24/14
2 VA Commercial Hook & Line licenses for sale: $6,000 each.  Please contact Ryan 804-413-2007.


updated 2/13/14
Black Drum permit for sale, $2000. 

Contact:  Keith Lewis @757-678-6664


updated 2/10/14

For Sale: 300 Peeler Pot license and Class A Gill net license.  Price is $7000 or best offer.  My contacts are; phone number: 804-436-5923, email:

added 2/7/2014

Licenses Wanted

Would like to buy a current Virginia Commercial card. Please call or text David @ 410-251-4126. 

added 2/27/15
Looking for commercial waterman card, also want a 210 peeler pot license will pay cash.  

Call 804-453-9201 c 804-724-0547 or email

added 3/11/15

Looking to buy a current commercial license. Call James at 804-815-3849

 added 10/27/2014


Wanted: Potomac River - Gill net license & Rock Fish tags


@ 410-251-0741 or

added 1/21/2015

Want to buy: 500 crab pot license

added 02/03/2015
Wanted:  300 crab Pot Potomac River license 

Call 703-296-8511

added 5/16/14

Wanted: trade a 255 crab pot license for a 425 pot license. Will pay the difference in cash. Cell phone 410-726-4982, William Welch.

added 7/3/14

Looking for a crab pot license. 115 at least.

added 10/16/2014


Wanted: Commercial crab trot line license. Please call 804-761-1227.

added 3/3/2014

Wanted:  Over 500 Crab Pot, willing to trade 177 to 255 Crab pot plus cash 

Contact: or 757-869-2603

added 2/4/2014

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