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.

Permits

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Purchase or renew an HMS permit

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Fish Reporting

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Report the catch and landings of bluefin tuna, swordfish, and billfishes

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Tournaments

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Register an HMS tournament

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What's New

Preliminary 2017 Commercial BFT Landings

As of August 15, 2017, preliminary commercial landings for the 2017 fishing year are as follows: More ...

General category BFT fishery closing August 16 through August 31, 2017

NMFS closes the coastwide 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. local time on August 16, 2017, until it reopens on September 1, 2017. 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 ...

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