Commercial Marine License Forms

Updated Notice

Please note the online renewal program is currently unavailable, please check back soon.  With a license renewal backlog anticipated because of the transition to a new online system, DEM will extend a two-week renewal period – through close of business, Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 – for current license holders wishing to renew in order to fish starting January 1, 2023. It will be permissible to fish with a valid 2022 license if your renewal has not been processed in time. DEM regrets any inconvenience.

2023 New License Opportunities and Applications

Commercial Fishing Licenses (CFL) and Principle Effort Licenses (PEL) have been restructured into a new category called Standard Fishing Licenses (SFL) with either Limited or Unlimited fishery sector endorsements. Learn more