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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: Peeler Pot License (210 or less)
$ 4800

Call or text 804-761-3754

added 3/11/19
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

added 4/3/19
Wish to sell:  watermans card & 210 peeler pot license @$5,500


added 4/8/19
For Sale:  Peeler Pot License

$5,000 OBO

Call 804-436-2456

added 2/26/19
  For Sale: crab trot line license
$1500.00 obo

Call Ray (757) 709-8257

added 2/27/19
For Sale: Oyster User Fee License


Please call 757-824-5793

added 2/15/19
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

$40,000.00 O.B.O. call 757-345-8412

added 02/25/19   
For Sale: 170/255 crab pot license AND Watermans Card for $15000

Four - 4’x8’ fiberglass crab shedder on trailer with pump $2000 (mobile)
Approx. 200 crab pots ready to set with rope, buoy, and irons $15 each – minimum 50 to buy
Approx. 200 crab pots that need repair $10 each with rope, buoy, and irons

Call 757.377.6687

updated 2/25/19
For Permanent Sale, 2019 Class "A" Guide License. $2500 OBO.

Please contact: David at 757-678-3718 or

added 1/31/19
FOR SALE: Commercial Hook & Line License


Call Chris 301-266-0808

updated 1/31/19
For Sale: Oyster User Fee $8,000

please call 757-824-3539 or 757-894-5776

added 2/14/19
For Sale: Virginia 210 Peeler Pot License, active, ready to go. $4,000

Call, text, or email (804)436-5107,

added 1/29/19
For Sale: Potomac River 285 crab pot license, $7500 obo

Call or Text 804 456 6299

added 1/29/19
For Sale: Class A gillnet permit

Price $2500

Call or text Robert (757-771-4381)

added 1/30/19
For Trade: have 170/255 crab license looking to trade for a 425 license and cash.

Call Crabbe at 757-617-1940

added 1/20/19
For Sale: Commercial license, $2000.

Call 804-586-1863, Mary Ashley

added 1/22/19
For Sale: Class A Gill net $1000.

Call 757-894-4270

added 1/15/19
  For Sale: Oyster user fee $15,000

Call 757-710-7772

added 1/20/19
For Trade: commercial hook and line license for a active crab license. Please call (804) 815-8912 for more information.

added 01/02/2019
Commercial license for sale $2000

Please call 804-586-1863 Herman Green.

updated 1/7/2019  
For Sale:

watermans card: $1750
Class A gillnet: $3000
Several pound net licences, nets,
Pound net horseshoe crab license,
General category horseshoe crab..
Best offer.

Please text: 757-350-1271

added 1/9/19
  For sale: Waterman's card

call 757-678-6664

added 12/27/2018
For Sale: Virginia Commercial Registration License: $1,500.00 Contact 540-498-8945. Please call or text for more information.

added 01/02/2019
For Sale: Virginia Commercial Registration License
$2,000 firm

Call (757) 294-9091 Ask for Jeff

added 12/3/18
For Sale: Class A Gillnet license
$4,000 firm

Call (757) 294-9091 Ask for Jeff

added 12/3/18
46 FT Chesapeake Deadrise Detroit diesel 6V-92T w/ new dual turbochargers easily starts, good working crab snatch, many extras.
Ready to Fish with the following Licences,
Commercial Watermans License
Class A Gill Net License
255 Crab pot license
See boat at Bluewater Yacht Sales:
Troy Waller
804.878.9097 (Mobile)
804.642.2150 (Office)
804.642.9838 (Fax)

updated 12/10/18
For Sale: Class A Gill Net Permit

$2000 OBO

Call 757-710-8299

added 11/27/18
For Sale: 425 crab pot license $23,000

Call or text 757-679-8910

added 12/3/18



added 12/3/18
  For Sale: 256-425 crab pot license and 1986 25ft Parker with 2008 250 Suzuki
$45k for both or $25k separate

Text only at 757-343-2285

added 11/16/18
For Sale: PRFC 285 crab pot license. $8500.

Call or text Sam at 540-834-6865.

added 11/27/18
For Sale Commercial Hook & Line License

Call Steve at 252-489-5022

added 11/02/2018
  210 Peeler Pot License For Sale. Active, ready to go. $4000 Call Lee
(804)436-5107 Also willing to trade for active 85 Crab Pot License and Card or Oyster Hand Scrape License.

added 11/15/18
Commercial Hook and Line License for Sale.

Call 804-453-5303.

Ask for George

added 10/23/2018  
For Sale: Conch Pot License

Asking price is $3500 obo

Call 757-710-6665

added 10/26/18
For sale:
Harvest card
Class A gill net
approx 10 nets, 4" to 8"
20 ft. commercial Seahawk
with 115 Johnson & trailer

$11,500.00 for all

call 804-761-0907
added 10/29/2018
1.) 255 Pot Hard Crab License
2.) 24' Boat and trailer with everything needed
3.) 120 Crab pots used 4 months- ready to go extra frames, bouys, dip tank, oyster dredges and hydraulic stump rig.

All or Part - Call 804-436-5487 for more info and prices.

added 10/1/18
For Sale 256/425 crab pot license and Waterman’s card. $21000

Call or text Mason at 757-510-1084

added 10/16/18
For Sale: Virginia waterman's card and 170/255 crab pot license for sale, $14,500.

Call 757-621-3562

added 10/16/18
For Sale: 210 peeler pot license

$5,000, current is active, ready to go

Call or text Troy 804-815-0542

added 8/9/18
  For Sale:  Single Crab Scrape License for $500.00

Call 757-709-2914 and ask for Mark Beasley

added 8/27/18  

added 7/30/18
Hard Crab Pot License for Sale

85 Pot license $5,000.00.

Call 804 450-4362 or email

added 8/1/18
For sale: 85 pot hard crab license with pots $5000 OBO

Call/Text Tanner 7576134036

added 06/21/2018
255 pot hard crab licence $17,500.


added 06/27/2018
Commercial Hook and Line License
VMRC requires a record of 1000 pounds of seafood sales in the previous 2 years
$9,500 Or Best Offer

added 5/29/18
For Sale:
255 hard crab license $10,500.
Peeler pot license $3,500.00.


added 5/21/18

CALL 804-815-8032

added 4/16/18


Licenses Wanted

Want to buy 85 crab pot license. Call or text 804-436-3480 don't need Watermans's card.

added 4/18/19
Want to buy 255 hard crab (804-725-6150)

added 1/9/19
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 :

added 2/6/19
Wanted: 100/85 crab pot license

Call or Text Craig England at 540-476-4762

added 4/4/19
Wanted: Watermen’s Harvest Card.

Call Thomas Preston 540-369-5011

added 10/16/18
License Wanted: VA Commercial fisherman license and oyster user fee

Contact Rob @ 757-367-2727

added 12/6/18
Wanted: VA. Card and 255 hard crab pot license.

Terry Drumheller.757-201-4347

added 1/4/19
  Looking to buy a commercial crab trotline license please call or text 757-710-0833.

added 6/11/18
Wanted: want to buy a oyster user fee license. Call/Text Tanner 757-613-4036

added 6/11/18

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