Shellfish License

Commercial Shellfish License Information
Commercal Shellfishermen
A Commercial shellfish license is purchased yearly in the month of February at the Natural Resources office. The cost for this license is $325.00 and must be accompanied with a Commercial license from the Division of Marine Fisheries.

A copy of the Yarmouth rules and regulations for shellfish, eel, herring and crab may be obtained at the Natural Resource office as well as License & Permits in Town Hall.

Recreational Shellfish License Information
Recreational Shellfishermen

A recreational shellfish license in purchased yearly and is valid from April to March of each calender year.  Licenses may be purchased at the Town Clerks Office during regular business hours.  

Residential Shellfish License Costs
  • Residents under 75 years of age $30.00
  • Resident Seniors 75 years of age and over $15.00
  • Non-Residents $80.00


A copy of the Yarmouth rules and regulations for shellfish, eel, herring and crab may be obtained at the Natural Resource office as well as License & Permits in Town Hall.