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

2018 Recreational Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Retention Limits

Effective April 26-December 31, 2018, the BFT daily retention limits are: For HMS Angling-permitted vessels: 2 school BFT (27 to <47") + 1 large school/small medium BFT (47 to <73"); for HMS Charter/Headboat-permitted vessels: 3 school BFT + 1 large school/small medium BFT. More ...

Preliminary 2018 Commercial BFT Landings

As of April 16, 2018, preliminary commercial landings for the 2018 fishing year are as follows: More ...

Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Southern Trophy Fishery CLOSED March 17, 2018

The Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery for large medium and giant "trophy" BFT (measuring 73" or greater) in the southern area closed March 17, 2018, and will remain closed through December 31, 2018. More ...

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