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.
General category opens June 1; 4-fish limit for June-August
The General category (commercial handgear) daily retention limit for June through August 2017 is 4 large medium or giant bluefin (73" or greater curved fork length). More ...
Preliminary 2017 Commercial BFT Landings
As of May 16, 2017, preliminary commercial landings for the 2017 fishing year are as follows: More ...
2017 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 ...View details »