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 April 29, 2016, preliminary commercial landings for the 2016 fishing year are as follows: 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 ...

Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Southern Trophy Fishery CLOSED through December 31, 2016

The Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery for large medium and giant "trophy" BFT (measuring 73" or greater) in the southern area closed Sunday, April 10, 2016, through December 31, 2016. More ...

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