nys comm license
They pretty much dont issue new licenses to individuals not already making a living in the fishing industry. I you already derive income from the fishing industry you can apply to add licenses to further your business. Even then it is a lengthy process. You can buy a commercial license, not one that is held in an individuals name. I recently came across a federal license for sale but, it did not include, fluke, blackfish or striped bass. If it had those species I would have jumped on it.