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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: 210 peeler pot license

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

Call or text Troy 804-815-0542

added 8/9/18
46 FT Chesapeake Deadrise Detroit diesel 6V-92T w/ new dual turbochargers easily starts, good working crab snatch, many extras.  Ready to Fish $54,900 OBO
Associated Licenses for Sale:
Prices if purchased separately__if purchased with boat
Commercial Watermans License $3,000_______________$2,000
Class A Gill Net License $2,800_______________$2,000
255 Crab pot license
All 3 licenses (save $1,000)

added 8/10/18

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: Va commercial registration card along with a Class A gill net permit with nets a 127 pot Va crab pot license with 150 pots along with a 21 ft Carolina Skiff with pot winder and top with GPS depth finder boat has new shifter cables and new steering boat has a 200 hp mercury salt water addition EFI motor with about 260 hours on it with aluminium I beam trailer with title everything is ready to go all active licenses asking $18,500.00

Call 804-241-4949

added 8/6/18
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
Commerical peeler pot license for sale 2500.00 Call 757-709-2914 and ask for Mark Beasley

added 7/25/18 
For Sale:
255 hard crab license $10,500.
Peeler pot license $3,500.00.


added 5/21/18
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

CALL 804-815-8032

added 4/16/18
  VA Commercial Hook and Line License for Sale.

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

ASKING $5000

added 2/16/18
210 Peeler Pot License @ $4,000.
Call: 410-251-0741

updated 3/30/18
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: 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:  Watermans card and Class A Gill net $3000.00

Call 540-498-8945

Added 8/29/17
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
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


Licenses Wanted

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

added 12/4/17
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

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