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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

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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
    Public Comment Requested on Final Draft of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement | (1/31/2014)
    The Chesapeake Bay Program office has released the final draft of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement and is seeking public comment. The public comment period will run through March 17, 2014. To read the draft agreement and submit comments, go to www.ches...

    NRP Blotter | (1/17/2014)
    The Maryland Natural Resources Police Tuesday charged four men with power dredging for oysters in the Harris Creek Sanctuary in Tilghman Island. Officers charged Bartlett Wade Murphy Jr., 39, and Benjamin Murphy, 62, both of Tilghman Island, with removing oys...

    NRP Seizes Virginia Tractor-Trailer Carrying 50 Bushels of Undersized Oysters | (1/16/2014)
    In one of the largest oyster cases in recent years, the Maryland Natural Resources Police Wednesday night arrested a Virginia truck driver and seized a tractor-trailer filled with oysters, many of them undersized. Rhoderick J. Newman, 66, of Tappahannock, w...

    NRP Radar Network Continues to Thwart Oyster Poachers | (11/26/2013)
    Using its newest enforcement tool, Maryland Natural Resources Police detected two watermen encroaching on an oyster sanctuary in Tangier Sound and arrested them Monday for poaching. William Cloyde Catlin, 64, of Upper Fairmount, and Irving Lee Catlin, 55, o...

    Suspected Rockfish Poachers Indicted After Two-Year Investigation | (11/22/2013)
    Conservationists, watermen and anglers are applauding efforts by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and its federal law enforcement partners in obtaining indictments of four Talbot County watermen accused of running a striped bass poaching ring that spanned...

    NRP Issues One Citation, 25 Warnings at Start of Oyster Power Dredging Season | (11/04/2013)
    Wind-whipped waters this morning slowed the start of Maryland's power dredge oyster season, typically the most active segment of the six-month harvest. Maryland Natural Resources Police officers patrolling the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries cited one wate...