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 2019 Commercial BFT Landings

As of July 22, 2019, preliminary commercial landings for the 2019 fishing year are as follows: More ...

30-mt BFT Transfer to Harpoon category

NMFS transfers 30 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the Harpoon category. More ...

General category open; 1-fish limit starts July 11, 2019

Effective July 11, 2019, NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention limit from the current limit of three to one large medium or giant BFT (measuring 73 or greater) per vessel per day/trip for the remainder of the June-August 2019 period. More ...

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