NMFS Permit Shop

Welcome to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) online Permit Shop, where you can buy and renew federal permits for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (tunas, billfishes, swordfish, and sharks), update permit information, and report landings of bluefin tuna, blue marlin, white marlin, roundscale spearfish, sailfish, and swordfish.

Permits

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Purchase or renew an HMS permit

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Fish Reporting

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Report the catch and landings of bluefin tuna, swordfish, and billfishes

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Tournaments

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Register an HMS tournament

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What's New

Preliminary 2017 Commercial BFT Landings

As of July 21, 2017, preliminary commercial landings for the 2017 fishing year are as follows: More ...

Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Gulf of Mexico Trophy Fishery CLOSED as of June 7

The Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery for large medium and giant "trophy" BFT (measuring 73" or greater) in the Gulf of Mexico closed Wednesday, June 7, 2017, and remains closed through December 31, 2017. More ...

General category opens June 1; 4-fish limit for June-August

The General category (commercial handgear) daily retention limit for June through August 2017 is 4 large medium or giant bluefin (73" or greater curved fork length). More ...

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