Conch, Turtles, and Lobster License (CTL)
General Info - Statewide License
Maryland license which allows the harvest of conch, turtles, or lobsters for sale.
Requires the purchase a harvester registration surcharge and a seafood marketing surcharge. Price varies based on state of residency. Maryland residents pay the minimum fee. Due to the limited number of these licenses, it is not possible to know what the wait time is to receive a license. However, an applicant may apply to be placed on the wait list for this license at any time.
Apply for the License
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Maintaining Your License
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)
Must renew every year. Regular renewal period is August 1 - August 31.
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