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 September 22, 2016, preliminary commercial landings for the 2016 fishing year are as follows: More ...

Adjusted 2016 Northern Albacore Quota and Bluefin Tuna Reserve Category Quota

NMFS adjusts the northern albacore (NALB) annual baseline quota for 2016 with available underharvest of the 2015 adjusted U.S. NALB quota, and augments the 2016 Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Reserve category quota with available underharvest of the 2015 adjusted U.S. BFT quota. More ...

General category open; 5-fish Limit for September-December

NMFS maintains the current General category (commercial handgear) daily retention limit of 5 large medium or giant (73" or greater curved fork length) bluefin. More ...

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