Commercial Businesses

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers several different types of licenses that allow for the operation of commercial businesses dealing with wild or cultured aquatic life.



Commercial Aquaculture Licenses:


Aquatic Farm License

Private Fish Hatchery License (sales less than $200)

Private Fish Hatchery License (sales greater than $200)

Aquarium Facility License



Commercial Minnow Licenses:


Minnow Retailer License

Minnow Dealer License

Exporting Minnow Dealer License

Minnow Dealer, Exporting Minnow Dealer, and Minnow Retailer Vehicle Licenses



Commercial Fishing Licenses:


Commercial Fishing Licenses



Other Commercial Licenses:


Fish Packer License

Fish Vendor Vehicle License