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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 reverse chronological order.

Wish to sell licenses
For Sale: Commercial Waterman's card
$1,200.00 O.B.O

call 757-426-6871 ask for Keith Waterfield

added 3/15/18
For Sale: Virginia 150 pot crab pot license. No commercial card.


Phone (804)453-7017 or (804)761-1029

added 3/19/18
Crab Scrape Double License @ $1,000.
210 Peeler Pot License @ $4,000.
Call: 410-251-0741

added 3/21/18
For Sale: Commercial Waterman's card
$2000.00 O.B.O.
call 757-645-8478
Capt. Coleson

added 02/15/2018
VA Commercial Hook and Line License for Sale.

Buyer can contact Mark @ 757-647-1965, CALL OR TEXT

ASKING $5000

added 2/16/18
For Lease: 2018
PRFC 300 pot crab pot lic.

Call 240-434-5654

added 3/5/18
For Sale: 210 peeler pot license.

Call or text Deven @ (757)528-9259

added 1/16/18
For Sale:  Commercial Card and Class A Gill Net License, $3,000

Contact Mark at 757-652-2693

added 1/23/18
For Sale: VA commerical card, oyster user fee, 210 peeler pot license, 85 hard crab pot license

Phone 757-894-3771

added 1/25/18
For Sale: Commercial Card and Class A Gill net permit $2400.

Call 804-366-5151.

added 11/13/17
For Sale: Commercial registration card with hand-harvest oyster permit

$2500.00 OBO

Call or text Ken @ 410-375-7167

added 11/29/17  
For Sale:  Commercial Registration card and Double Hand Scrape for sale, $3000.

Call 443-397-3765.

added 1/8/18
For Sale: Crab pot license and waterman's card, 300 pot.


Harry Lee Jackmon Jr. 757-256-2863

added 11/09/2017
For Sale: 85 pot hard crab license, $4,000.00


Added 11/9/17
For Sale: Commercial Registration card $2500 call or text 804-761-9647

added 11/13/17
For Sale: 150 pot license and 60-80 pots

$8,000.00 firm


added 10/18/2017  
For Sale: Peeler pot license- 210 pot

Call Ethan 804-761-7213

added 10/19/17
For Sale: 210 Peeler License. $6,000 or best offer. Contact Milton Annis Jr at 757-709-8689

added 10/23/17
  For Sale: Commercial card


Call 252-312-6881

updated 10/17/17
For Sale:

Class A Gill Net license - $2,400 (neg.)

call 757-635-7296

added 09/28/2017  
For Sale:

Waterman's card $2,000.00

call 804-725-4165

added 09/28/2017
For Sale: Peeler pot license- 210 pot

Call Ethan 804-761-7213

added 10/10/17
  For Sale $7,000.00
Commercial Reg License
3 Crab Traps
1 Single Crab Scrape


added 9/8/17  

CONTACT PAUL 757-343-7757

added 9/19/17
  For Sale:  Watermans card and Class A Gill net $3000.00

Call 540-498-8945

Added 8/29/17
In-shore conch license for sale.

call 757-678-6664

Added 8/10/17  
For Sale: 210 Peeler Pot License - $3500

If interested please text 757-342-7069.

Added 8/3/17
For Sale Crab hand scrape double license


Call 757-509-2273

Added 8/3/17
For Sale: Class A Gill Net Permit

Call or text Patty at (757) 990-9267

Added 5/4/17
For Sale: Class A gillnet permit $1000 or best offer

Contact Bobby McGee at 1-757-894-4270

Added 6/7/17
For Sale: Potomac River (PRFC) 285 crab pot license
$13,000 or best offer
Please call or text John 410-977-2572

Added 7/12/17
  For Trade: 300 pot Virginia license to trade with cash for a 500 pot license.

Call or text 757-710-5229

Added 4/7/17
For Sale: VA Hook and Line license, $5000.00

Call 804-761-9749

Added 4/11/17
For Sale: Commercial registration card and oyster user fee all gear license for $4000 obo.

Call 757-350-1191

added 3/28/17
For Sale: VA 210 PEELER POT LICENSE AT $4500

call 410-251-0741 or

added 3/29/17   
For Sale:

VA 210 Peeler Pot License plus
10 floats

$5500 OBO - call 757-709-4860

Added 4/6/17
For Sale: Va Peeler Pot License for 210/300 pots. Waterman's card is NOT included. Included are:

-almost 350 peeler pots, 130 are new made of heavy gage wire. All have 20 ft rope, 3/8 inch frames, and corks.
-8 shed tanks and all plumbing with the water purification/skimmer system

All is in outstanding condition and ready to be used. Asking $11,000 for everything. Prefer to sell everything together.

Call Mike 703-919-2723, Westmoreland Co

added 3/27/17
For Sale: Class A Gillnet License

Asking $2,750.

Call (571) 217-5939

added 3/21/17
Oyster dredging on public ground & oyster by hand scrape & oyster user fee & all gear


added 3/13/17  
Commercial Waterman's Card with peeler pot license & Class A gill net license


added 3/13/17  


Licenses Wanted

Wanted: VA watermans card.. willing to pay $1600

Contact Tony Moore at 757-374-9754

added 2/27/18
Wanted: Commercial waterman's card

Contact Charles Milroy at 757-751-5873

added 3/21/18

Call 804-436-2122

added 1/22/18
Want to buy VA commercial card and oyster all gear user fee.

Call/text 323-470-0139.

added 1/31/18
Wanted: commercial crabbing trot line license.

Call Larry S Shores Jr at 804-815-0235

added 2/16/18
I am looking for a 85 pot license and a waterman's card. Call/text Tanner 757-613-4036

added 12/27/2017
Wanted: inshore conch license and 255 hard crab license
Call/text 757-544-4247 Lewis

added 12/4/17
Wanted: 85 pot license and a watermans card.

Call/text Tanner 757-613-4036

added 12/21/17
Looking to purchase a Virginia 300/255 hard crab lic. Text or call (804) 761-1572. I will consider smaller license 127 lowest I'd want to buy.

added 9/21/17
Agent available here for 2018 crab pot season Paying 2000.00 for 255 crab pot license for the season Call Jason at 540-623-6373 or text.

added 10/19/17
Looking good for va crab pot license.

Phone 757-709-4306

added 10/19/17
Wanted 127 hard crab license.

Call or text 804-824-6526

added 4/28/17

added 5/23/17
Looking to purchase a commercial fishermen card.

Pls email if interested in selling.

added 6/28/17
looking for a VA conch pot permit. Call or text 757 350 0201

added 3/13/17
WANTED: Oyster user fee -license.

Cash in hand

Call 540-621-9418

added 4/10/17
To Trade:
85 crab pot license for a larger license

call 757-647-3587

added 4/21/17  

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