Seafood Marketing Surcharge Details

Seafood Marketing Surcharge

General Info - Statewide Registration

Fee required of all commercial harvesters and dealers working in the state of Maryland, that is used to fund the Seafood Marketing Program.

If the licensee holds a Tidal Fish Dealer License, the surcharge is $50. If the licensee does not hold a Tidal Fish Dealer License, the surcharge is $20.

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    Approval time

  • $20.0 - $50.0

    Application cost

Obtaining the Registration

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

  1. Must have a commercial harvester license or a Tidal Fish Dealer License.

  2. If you have a commercial harvester license and a Tidal Fish Dealer License, you will pay the higher dealer surcharge.

Apply for the Registration

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your Registration

Renewal and maintenance -

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

  1. Must renew every year. Regular renewal period is August 1 - August 31.


Registration Issuer - Information

Who issues the registration?

Department of Natural Resources

Contact Information

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