Black Sea Bass Permit Details

Black Sea Bass Permit

General Info - Statewide Permit


Limited entry fishery.  This permit, as issued by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, allows commercial harvesting of black sea bass.


  • s

    Approval time

  • $25.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Participants must have a Maryland commercial finfishing license.

  2. New entrants can receive a transfer of the permit from an existing participant.

  3. Entrants must own or have a share of ownership in a federally permitted vessel.


Apply for the Permit

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)

  1. Reapply annually.

Agency/Contact

Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Natural Resources

Contact Information

Chris Jones

Email: christopherm.jones@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 260-8293 / Fax: (410) 260-8279

Work hours:



Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Natural Resources the legal authority to issue this approval?

Natural Resources Article, 4-701, Annotated Code of Maryland