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.
June-August General category period opens June 1; starting at 3 fish
The General category (commercial handgear) daily retention limit for June through August 2019 will begin at 3 large medium or giant bluefin (73" or greater curved fork length). More ...
Preliminary 2019 Commercial BFT Landings
As of May 13, 2019, preliminary commercial landings for the 2019 fishing year are as follows: More ...
2019 Recreational Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Retention Limits
Effective 5/11/19, recreational BFT daily limits: For Angling vessels: 2 school BFT (27 to <47") + 1 large school/small medium BFT (47 to <73") for charter boats, 3 school BFT + 1 large school/small medium BFT; for headboats, 6 school BFT + 2 large school/small medium BFT. More ...View details »