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 2020 Commercial BFT Landings

As of July 8, 2020, preliminary commercial landings for the 2020 fishing year are as follows More ...

Notice to Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Commercial Handgear Fisheries on Retention Limits Starting June 1

Default bluefin tuna (BFT) daily retention limits will be in effect June 1, 2020, until amended by NMFS. Contact local Atlantic tuna dealer before departing on a trip to determine if they are willing to purchase BFT. More ...

BFT Recreational Trophy Fishery CLOSING May 21, 2020

The Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery for large medium and giant "trophy" BFT (measuring 73" or greater) in the northern area (north of Great Egg Inlet, NJ) closes May 21, 2020. More ...

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