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 February 22, 2017, preliminary commercial landings for the 2017 fishing year are as follows: More ...

REMINDER: Mandatory USCG Commercial Vessel Safety Exams

Commercial Highly Migratory Species (HMS) vessel permit holders are required to obtain a United States Coast Guard (USCG) Commercial Fishing Vessel Dockside Safety Examination. More ...

2017 Recreational Atlantic Tunas Retention Limits

The 2017 recreational retention limits for bluefin tuna and the BAYS tunas (bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack) are as follows: More ...

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