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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, email 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:  Commercial card and class A gill net license for 5500$.

Call 804-761-0543.

re-posted 5/25/16
FOR SALE: 210 PEELER LICENSE $4500 or best offer
CALL 804-815-4371

added 5/13/16
FOR SALE: 255 Pot Hard Crab License
$10,000 or best offer
Please call Kenny Jenkins at (804) 815-0439

added 5/17/16
For Sale:  Commercial card with 85 crabpot license. $5200


added 5/24/16
For Sale: 2 Pound Net LIcenses: $3500 Each
Class A Gill Net License: $2500
Black Drum Harvest Permit: $2500
Please call Mark Bender (757) 331-3895

added 4/21/16
For Sale:  Commercial card with 255 crabpot and 500 crabpots and all related gear. $25,000
Call 804-815-2858. Leave message

added 5/3/16
For Sale:  85 pot crab pot license
$4,000 or best offer

Robert carpenter

added 5/6/16
For Sale: 285 crab pots Potomac River License
$6000 or best offer

Call James at 804-472-3218

added 4/11/16
For Sale: double crab hand scrape license $1500
Call 804-761-0543

updated 4/14/16
For Sale: 210 peeler pot license
$6000 OBO.
Contact Allen Powell 804-384-8798

added 4/21/16
   For Sale: 300 pot crab license
$6500 O.B.O.


added 04/08/2016  
ALL INCLUSIVE. $15,000. CALL BOB GERCZAK @ 804-761-1866.

added 4/11/16
For Sale: Commercial Card with 255 Crab Pot AND 210 Peeler Pot Licenses AND class A gill net. Includes approx. 50-100 crab pots, extra frames, & bouys with line. $25,000. Gill nets and peeler floats with new pump available. Call 804-725-3666

added 3/11/16
For Sale Crab hand scrape double license
Call John @ 757-509-2273

added 3/21/16
For Sale: Class A gillnet license: $3500.00
Some 600 ft gillnets for sale Mast, gaff, base plate, all stainless cables for rigging for Carolina skiff (could work on other boats) for oyster dredging


added 03/28/2016 
For Sale: HorseShoe Crab General Permit. $3,800.

Call 757-647-3517.

added 2/26/2016
For Sale: 255 crab pot license
230 fully rigged pots for also sale and crab pot gear etc.  $12,000 or best offer. Would consider selling separate.

Contact Graham Broadwell
Phone # 804-694-9535 call or text; or email

added 3/2/16
FOR SALE 210 PEELER POT LICENSE $6000 or best offer CALL 804-815-4371

added 3/7/16
For Sale:
Waterman's Card: $3,000
Peeler Pot license: $5,000
Gill Net license: $2,000

call 757-868-9891

added 2/26/2016
For Sale: Gill Net Class A Permit. $5,800.

Call 757-647-3517.

 added 2/26/2016
For Sale: Horse Shoe Crab Class A Dredge Permit. $9,000.

Call 757-647-3517.

added 2/26/2016
For Sale: Class A gillnet permit


added 2/22/16
For Sale: Commercial 210 Peeler Pot license

$6500.00, call 804-443-9643

added 2/24/2016  
Wanted: Agent to fish a commercial 255 crab pot license.

Contact Ben at 804-832-8977 (cell) or to discuss.

added 2/25/16
For Sale: Commercial Hook & Line; $6,000 o.b.o; contact Dane at 757-672-9266

added 2/18/16
For Sale:  255 crab pot license

Call 757-709-8832

added 2/18/16


CONTACT PAUL 757-343-7757

updated 2/11/16

For Sale: Commercial registration card

Call 757-894-2376, will accept offers

added 2/10/16
For Sale: Commercial registration card


Call 252-743-7633

added 2/9/16
For Sale: Commercial registration card


call 757-504-5821

added 01/27/2016  
For Sale:  Hook and Line Lic. for $5000.00 or best offer call 757-714-6634

added 1/29/16
For Sale:
Double Crab Hand Scrape license
Class A Gill net permit

Call Tony Pruitt @ 757-709-1306

updated 1/29/16
For Sale:  Commercial registration and
Crab Pot 85 or less, $5500
50 crab pots also for sale, brand new pots have been dipped, 20 dollars each.

Call 757-696-3135

added 1/11/16
For Sale: Commercial hook and line license, peeler pot license, and crab double hand scrape license

Call 757-891-2440 for details.

added 1/20/16
For Sale: Va double scrape license. asking $2500 O.B.O.
Or call 757-709-8854

updated 1/26/16
For Sale: commercial crab pot license up to 425 pots. $20,000.
Contact Ronald Cole at 757-339-4281 or Priscilla Cole at 757-724-6727

added 12/2/15
For Sale: Commercial registration and
Crab scrape double
$3500 O.B.O.

call 757-891-2352

added 12/04/15  
For Sale:
Commercial Hook and Line License,
$4000 or trade for crab pot 85 or 127

call: 757-236-0868

added 10/29/2015  
Non - Res Class A Fishing Guide License for sale
Contact info : Alan Ring
Selling price : $1000.00

added 11/6/15
For Sale:
Commercial card & 255 crab-pot license, crab-pots & boat.

Call Buck

added 11/09/2015   
  For Sale:
Commercial Registration License
$1000.00 Call:
757-477-1111 or 757-484-5976
or email:

added 10/14/2015  
For Sale:
Va. watermans card, and 127 pot hardcrab - asking $10,000


added 10/23/15
FOR SALE: 285 pot Potomac River crab pot license and registration, $7,000. Please contact (804)529-7657.

added 9/11/15
For Sale : VA Conch Pot Permit

Contact Clyde Pruitt JR at 757-999-0446

added 9/17/15
Following Va. Crabbing Licenses For Sale:
Crab Pot License 300/255
Peeler Pot License 300/210
Contact (804)436-5107 for further details.

added 10/1/15
For Sale:  85 pot license $5000
interested in any offers

Call or text 804-824-1892

added 7/28/15
FOR SALE: Hook and Line license, and commercial card with 2 gill net licenses - $9500 O.B.O.
Contact Robert at 757-646-4449

added 8/11/2015
WANTED: license 85 to 127 crab pot license
contact david at or

updated 08/26/2015
Potomac River Hook and Line License For Sale. 65 tags. $5000.00

Call 804-761-2479 or

added 6/19/15
For Sale: a Double Peeler Scrape License

$ 5000

Contact Michael 804-815-6302

added 6/1/15

For Sale:  Non-Resident Class A Guides license.  $3000.

Contact or 252-473-5710 (home) or 252-473-8460 (cell)

added 5/7/15


Licenses Wanted

Wanting to purchase commercial registration card.
Wanting to purchase commercial hook and line license.
Text or call 540-624-2273

added 5/24/16
Commerical card and class A gill net license and a drum permit if anyone has one. 757-710-2968 

added 04/04/16
Want to trade 210 peeler pot license for crabbing license

Contact: 804-824-6526

added 4/21/16
CALL OR TEXT (804)-824-6526

added 4/25/16
Wanted: Black Drum harvest permit.  

Text or call 757-615-3947.

added 03/29/16
Commercial crab license wanted.

Call or text Tom Walker (757)773-4083  

added 04/04/16
Looking for a va conch permit not looking to pay a arm and a leg call 443-521-4827 john 

added 04/04/16
Wanted: Commercial watermans card

Call Jack at 757-891-2526 (home) or 757-709-0883 (cell)

added 2/22/16
Wanted: Virginia Commercial Card

Call/text Jason at 804-337-9601

added 2/22/16
Looking for PRFC ( Potomac River ) H/L
Call Bob, 240-538-7856

added 1/20/16
Wanted: Potomac River - Gill net license & Rock Fish tags 


@ 410-251-0741 or

updated 01/16/16
Looking for Va.150 pot Hard Crab license.
Cell # 757-709-2470 no answer leave message thanks.

added 1/29/16
Looking to buy a double peeler scrape license. Call James @ 804-815-3849. 

added 5/27/15
Interested in crab pound trap license

Contact Daniel Dise, Tangier, VA @757-891-2315

added 8/12/15
Wanted commercial registration
Will pay cash 1000 dollars
contact Gabe at 757-894-6709 or

added 11/6/15

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