Oyster Harvester License (OYH)
Maryland license which allows residents to harvest oysters for sale by diving, tonging, power dredging or handscraping.
This license may only be held by Maryland residents. Harvest of oysters under this license also requires the purchase of the oyster surcharge. Must also purchase a harvester registration surcharge and a seafood marketing surcharge. Due to limit in licenses it is not possible to say how long an individual might have to wait to receive this license. You may get on the wait list for this license at any time.
How to get your license?
Obtaining the License
Steps, requirements and documents
Must be a Maryland resident.
Must also purchase a harvester registration surcharge and a seafood marketing surcharge.
How do I apply?
Apply or register
How do I maintain or renew my license?
Maintaining Your License
Renewal on Aug 31st
You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your license
Must renew every year. Regular renewal period is August 1 - August 31.