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.



Purchase or renew an HMS permit

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Fish Reporting

catch report

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

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Register an HMS tournament

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What's New

Preliminary 2019 Commercial BFT Landings

As of April 19, 2019, preliminary commercial landings for the 2019 fishing year are as follows: More ...

Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Southern Trophy Fishery CLOSES March 14, 2019

The Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery for large medium and giant "trophy" BFT (measuring 73" or greater) in the southern area closes March 14, 2019, and will remain closed through December 31, 2019. More ...

General Category January 2019 Bluefin Tuna Fishery Closes February 28, 2019

NMFS Closes the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery for the January Subquota Time Period on February 28, 2019 More ...

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