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.Participants must have a Maryland commercial finfishing license.
Obtaining the Permit
Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
Participants must have a Maryland commercial finfishing license.
New entrants can receive a transfer of the permit from an existing participant.
Entrants must own or have a share of ownership in a federally permitted vessel.
Please identify which service center is applicable to mail in your application using DNR's Licensing & Registration Service Centers Link
Apply for the Permit
Download the application .PDF file
Maintaining Your Permit
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)
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