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

General category BFT fishery closing September 17 through September 30, 2017

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. local time on September 17, 2017, until it reopens on October 1, 2017. More ...

Adjusted 2017 Northern Albacore, Swordfish, and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Reserve Category Quotas

NMFS adjusts the 2017 Atlantic bluefin tuna Reserve category quota and 2017 northern albacore quota with available 2016 underharvest, and adjusts the 2017 North and South Atlantic swordfish baseline quotas based on available 2016 underharvest and international quota transfers. More ...

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