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The Fisheries Service has a program which sends you text messages, the messages include public notices, regulation updates and other species specific information. To sign up, click the appropriate link below and enter your name, cell phone number (numbers only, example 4431234567), select your service provider and then click subscribe - it's that easy and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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Commercial Reporting Options

SAFIS Online Reporting (Crab, Finfish and Charter)


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service is happy to provide you with online commercial reporting services. The Standard Atlantic Fisheries Information System, known as "SAFIS", offers these benefits:

  • Enter Trip reports and negative reports online in place of sending in paper reports
  • Save on postage, paper and ink (as well as time and energy)
  • Reports enter immediately (less delinquent violations)

Please contact Sarah Rains at DNR or call 800-893-2722 with your online reporting inquiries.

New User Sign In Video Tutorials

Blue Crab Electronic Reporting Program


Daily Electronic Blue Crab Harvest Reporting will be offered as an alternative to submitting the Daily Record of Commercial Crabbing paper harvest report. This will include texting from a cell phone and submitting harvest data to a web site from a smart phone or tablet, other options may also be available. If you're interested click here to receive information.

An Electronic Blue Crab Reporting Pilot Newsletter is now available (this link will take you away from the Maryland DNR web site).


Printable Paper Reporting Forms


Crab Form Finfish Form Oyster Form Clam Form Charter Boat Form
Dealer Report Form Bait Harvester Report Form

How To Complete Commercial Paper Reports - Video Tutorials

These videos include tips for avoiding common mistakes and use examples to walk you through how to quickly and accurately complete your paper commercial reports.


Crab Reports

Finfish Reports

Oyster Reports

Clam Reports

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Late Reporting Information

Late Reporting Information

  • Late Report Lists Described
  • Commercial Reporting Hotline
    • The best way for you to speak with a DNR representative is for you to call the Commercial Reporting Hotline at (1-800-893-2722). This is a voicemail system and you will have the opportunity to leave a message including your name, license number and question. Your phone call will be returned in the order that it was received. We ask that you please be patient, at times we receive a large volume of calls, however, your call will be returned by someone from DNR who can assist you with your problem or question. Thank you.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Late Reporting Lists

Greater than 10 days lateGreater than 30 days late
  • Finfish.pdf (Last Modified 4/16/2014 4:02:14 PM)
  • Hard Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/16/2014 4:02:10 PM)
  • Oyster.pdf (Last Modified 4/16/2014 4:02:12 PM)
  • Razor Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/16/2014 4:02:09 PM)
  • Soft Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/16/2014 4:02:07 PM)
  • Charter.pdf (Last Modified 4/1/2014 11:55:29 AM)
  • Crab.pdf (Last Modified 4/1/2014 11:55:30 AM)
  • Finfish.pdf (Last Modified 4/16/2014 4:03:58 PM)
  • Hard Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/16/2014 4:03:53 PM)
  • Oyster.pdf (Last Modified 4/16/2014 4:03:56 PM)
  • Razor Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/16/2014 4:03:51 PM)
  • Soft Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/16/2014 4:03:50 PM)

  • Commercial Fisheries News
    NRP Boosts Enforcement as Oystering Kicks into High Gear | (10/31/2013)
    New radar network provides 24-hour coverage With the most active part of Maryland's six-month oyster season opening tomorrow, Natural Resources Police (NRP) is employing a three-pronged approach to catch poachers with stepped-up patrols on water and in the ai...

    ASMFC Presents Dr. Alexei Sharov and Jim Gartland Annual Awards of Excellence | (10/31/2013)
    St. Simons Island, GA - The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission presented Dr. Alexi Sharov and Jim Gartland with Annual Awards of Excellence for their outstanding contributions to the field of fisheries science. Both recipients demonstrate exemplary le...

    Reminder: Commercial License Designee Rules Clarification | (10/29/2013)
    Can my license designee harvest my crab limit and also harvest his crab limit under his own license at the same time? No. An individual may only operate under one license at a time. If the designee is on board the vessel with another licensee, then two femal...

    New DNR Website for People Seeking to Buy or Sell a Commercial Fishing License | (10/28/2013)
    In response to public comments received during the license renewal period, the Department has developed a new website to put buyers and sellers of commercial fishing authorizations in touch with each other. The page is provided as a convenience and simply pro...

    Commercial License Designee Rules Clarification | (9/27/2013)
    Can my license designee harvest my crab limit and also harvest his crab limit under his own license at the same time? No. An individual may only operate under one license at a time. If the designee is on board the vessel with another licensee, then two femal...

    Atlantic Highly Migratory Species News | (9/26/2013)
    NMFS Announces Closure of the Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Blacknose Shark, and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Shark Management Groups in the Atlantic RegionCommercial shark dealer reports indicate that the landings for the commerc...