For more information on
commercial licensing,
please contact the
WDFW License Division

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

360-902-2464 (Option #4)
commercialsales@dfw.wa.gov

Salmon Hotline
360-902-2500

Salmon Hotline (NOAA)
888-858-9319

 

Open Entry Commercial Licenses:
Wholesale Licenses
These licenses are not limited by moratorium.
Click here for more information on Saving Account Assignments, Surety Bonds, and Cash Deposits for Commercial Wholesale Fish Buyers and Limited Fish Sellers.

  • FISH DEALER LICENSE
    A business engaging in commercial dealing of food fish or shellfish within Washington state. (This license replaces the Wholesale Fish Dealer License and is available starting license year 2018).
  • WHOLESALE FISH BUYER ENDORSEMENT
    Authorizes the buying and selling of food fish and shellfish at wholesale as a representative of a fish dealer. (This endorsement replaces the Fish Buyer License and is available starting license year 2018).
  • LIMITED FISH SELLER ENDORSEMENT
    Allows the fisherman to land and sell their catch or harvest in Washington state to anyone within or outside the state. Must have a food fish or shellfish license to be eligible for this endorsement. (This endorsement replaces the Direct Retail Endorsement and is available starting license year 2018). 


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Please follow the directions printed on the form, and return your application and appropriate fees to:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501-1091
ATTN: License Division