Commercial Fisheries

Commercial Harvest Reporting Update:

The annual mailing for the monthly Finfish and Dealer commercial reports has been delayed.

  • January 2023 reports are due in our office by Friday, February 10, 2023.
  • Those who do not receive their label packet in time can print blank reports directly from the Commercial Reporting Options page.
  • A barcode label is not required, please write the information on the report and send it in using one of these options: fax at 410-260-8279, email at or mail to Taylor Ave. B2, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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Fishing and Boating Services 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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Late Reporting Information & Lists

Due to delays in receiving and processing reports as a result​ of COVID 19 the late lists have not been as up to date as we would like. In consideration of this we will be suspending the running of the late lists until further notice. 

If you would like to enquire about the status of your reports please feel free to call our commercial reporting hotline at 1-800-893-2722 and someone will contact you with the status of your reports. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding your commercial reporting please feel free to contact us anytime. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

  • Commercial Reporting Hotline: The best way for you to speak with a Department of Natural Resources representative is 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 the department who can assist you with your problem or question.
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  • Commercial Suspensions for Reporting Violations