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 2016 Commercial BFT Landings

As of July 26, 2016, preliminary commercial landings for the 2016 fishing year are as follows: More ...

General category opens June 1; 5-fish limit for June-August

The General category (commercial handgear) daily retention limit for June through August 2016 is 5 large medium or giant bluefin (73" or greater curved fork length). More ...

2016 Recreational Atlantic Tunas Retention Limits

The recreational retention limits for bluefin tuna and the BAYS tunas (bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack); are as follows: More ...

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