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 2017 Commercial BFT Landings

As of October 13, 2017, preliminary commercial landings for the 2017 fishing year are as follows: More ...

General category BFT fishery closing October 5; reopens December 1, 2017 at 1-fish limit

NMFS closes the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category fishery for large medium and giant BFT (measuring 73" curved fork length or greater) effective 11:30 p.m. October 5, 2017, through November 30, 2017. More ...

NMFS Transfers 156.4 mt from Reserve Category to General Category to Account for Overharvests

NMFS adjusts the General category Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota by transferring 156.4 mt from the Reserve category, to account for overharvests of the January, June through August, and September subquotas. More ...

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