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

  • $20.00 - $50.00

    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

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?