Striped Bass ITQ Fishery

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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)


List of the ongoing SAFIS Online Reporting Training Schedule and Locations.

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 4/21/2014 1:44:38 PM)
  • Hard Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/21/2014 1:44:38 PM)
  • Oyster.pdf (Last Modified 4/21/2014 1:44:39 PM)
  • Razor Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/21/2014 1:44:40 PM)
  • Soft Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/21/2014 1:44:40 PM)
  • Charter.pdf (Last Modified 4/21/2014 1:44:56 PM)
  • Crab.pdf (Last Modified 4/21/2014 1:44:57 PM)
  • Finfish.pdf (Last Modified 4/21/2014 1:44:57 PM)
  • Hard Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/21/2014 1:44:58 PM)
  • Oyster.pdf (Last Modified 4/21/2014 1:44:59 PM)
  • Razor Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/21/2014 1:45:00 PM)
  • Soft Clam.pdf (Last Modified 4/21/2014 2:57:30 PM)

  • Commercial Fisheries News
    Two Watermen Charged with Harvesting Oysters in a Sanctuary | (3/31/2014)
    Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two Somerset County watermen Thursday afternoon with illegally harvesting oysters from a State sanctuary. "I want to commend the leadership at DNR and NRP for developing a successful enforcement strategy that...

    Eastern Shore Waterman Charged with Oyster Poaching for the Fifth Time | (3/25/2014)
    The Maryland Natural Resources Police last Friday charged two watermen with violating the State's oyster laws in Talbot County. Benjamin Leonard Reihl, 26, of Chestertown was charged with eight counts of possession of undersized oysters, marking the fifth tim...

    Chesapeake Bay Commercial Mature Female Hard Crab Catch Limit and Crew Requirements | (3/25/2014)
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service (MDNR) announces the commercial mature female hard crab bushel limit and closure periods for 2014 for the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries pursuant to COMAR 08.02.03.14. Notwithstanding COM...

    Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery Closed Friday, March 21, 2014 | (3/24/2014)
    Actions being taken and important dates The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) closes the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category fishery for large medium and giant BFT (measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater) effective 11:30 p.m. local ...

    NRP Charges Crisfield Waterman with Seven Oyster Violations | (3/24/2014)
    The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged a Crisfield waterman on Thursday afternoon with possession of seven bushels of undersized oysters. “On the water, from the air and on land, NRP officers are making it clear that oyster poaching will not be t...

    NRP Charges Five Watermen with Oyster Poaching | (3/7/2014)
    Radar system continues to protect resource The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged five Queen Anne's County watermen Wednesday with illegally taking 51 bushels of oysters from a protected area near the mouth of the Wicomico River within Tangier So...