Commercial Fishing

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Shellfish Management

Commercial Fishing Links

Agency News - listing of fishery openings and closings, recent regulatory actions and other news related to the Commission

Agency Meetings - calendar of upcoming agency meetings and associated regulatory notices

Oyster Resource User Fees

Commercial Fishing Newsletters

Watermen Associations

Other Commercial Fishing Links

Pound Net Siting Public Review Notices, Pound Net Cap Report, and other Fixed Fishing Device (FFD) Licensing Information

New Menhaden Regulation Information

Commercial Fishing Shark Possession Limits

Commercial Regulations

Regulations Index

Commercial Permits

Crab Pot Numbering

Blue Crab Sanctuary

Commercial Licenses

Commercial Licensing

Map of MRC Automated Agents

License Agents

Striped Bass (Rockfish) Quota  for Sale

Other Licenses for Sale

Black Sea Bass Quota  and Permits for Sale

Commercial Fishing Data

Sales of Commercial Fishing Licenses

Sales of Commercial Registrations Licenses

Sales of Saltwater Recreational Licenses

Sales of Recreational Licenses

Commercial Landings Data

Online Harvester Account

Note: Commercial harvest reporting forms are not available on the MRC website.  Please contact the Plans& Statistics Office directly to have forms mailed to you ( ; 800-937-9247).  Check out our Forms page for links to forms that are available online.


For emergencies, boating accidents and to report violations call the Marine Police Dispatch Center toll free at (800) 541-4646 

For mandatory reporting questions or to obtain reporting forms contact the Plans& Statistics Office directly at (800) 937-9247

VA Stranding Team Hotline
(757) 385-7575 [Website | What to do about a stranded marine animal?]

Harmful Algal Bloom Hotline
(888) 238-6154 [Website | Report Form | Virginia Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force ]

Boating Safety

US Coast Guard Boating Safety

Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety


Marine Products Board 

National Fisheries Institute
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Important Links

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Chesapeake Bay Plate
Buy Recrecational Licenses
Fisherman Identification Program
VMRC Regulations
Recreational Fishing Regulations
Anglers Guide