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 open; 1-fish limit starts August 23, 2018
Effective August 23, 2018, NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention limit from three to one large medium or giant BFT (measuring 73” or greater) per vessel per day/trip for the remainder of the June-August 2018 period. More ...
Preliminary 2018 Commercial BFT Landings
As of August 20, 2018, preliminary commercial landings for the 2018 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 ...View details »