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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
    The Official 2012 Fall Oyster Survey Now Available | (8/16/2013)
    The 2012 Fall Oyster Survey is now available. The survey was a two-month endeavor which encompassed 262 oyster bars and 316 samples throughout the bay and its tributaries. The results indicate that oyster populations continue to improve in most parts of Maryl...

    2013 Commission Appointment Announcement | (7/22/2013)
    Fisheries Service is pleased to announce that new appointments have been made to the Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission (SFAC) and Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission (TFAC). Seven new members were appointed to SFAC and four new members were appointed to TFA...

    Abridged Draft of Watershed Agreement Available for Feedback | (7/18/2013)
    The draft revised Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement is now available for stakeholder input until early August. This draft agreement has specific goals for fisheries, and also goals for land use which can impact fisheries and is probably our most significant ...

    National Oyster Cook-Off Calls for Entries | (6/24/2013)
    From the professional restaurateur, to the culinary novice - chefs of all skill levels are invited to submit their original oyster recipes for consideration in the 34th National Oyster Cook-off, October 19 at the St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival in Leonardtow...

    Maryland Fisheries Scientist Wins Award of Excellence | (5/23/2013)
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) congratulates Bill Goldsborough on winning an award of excellence in the area of policy and management at the spring 2013 meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission on May 21 in Alexandria, Vir...

    Applications for Advisory Commission Vacancies Now Being Accepted | (4/30/2013)
    Due to term expirations, there will be several vacancies on Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission (SFAC) and Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission (TFAC) beginning June 30, 2013. The SFAC advises the Department on recreat...